The Etymology of the Acronym “A.D.”, the Meaning of A.D., and the Etymology and Meaning of the Acronym “B.C./B.C.E.”,

AD stands for "Anno Domini" which is Latin for "year of our Lord," (colloquially known as "After Death"). AD is used to explain how many years have passed since the death of Jesus Christ. BC stands for "Before Christ" which is on occasion changed to BCE also known as "Before Common Era" or "Before Current Era" and is used to denote a period of time before human beings started counting months and years using the Roman Gregorian calendar...

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