As millennium (abbreviated millennium, Jtd. , Jtsd. or Jahrt. ) or Millennium (from Latin mille, thousand ' and annus, year ' ) refers to a period of one thousand years.

Since the Christian era knows no year zero, the first millennium of the Christian era began with the January 1, year 1 and ended after exactly a thousand years to December 31 in the year 1000. According to the second millennium began on January 1, 1001 and ended on 31 December 2000. The third millennium started on January 1, 2001 and will end on 31 December 3000. According applies to the time before the birth of Christ: The first millennium BC started on January 1 in the year 1000 BC and ended on December 31 in the year 1 BC, etc. ( See also the article fencepost problem. )


In the context of the millennium the word Millennium word of the year in 1999 was.