January


January
/jan"yooh er'ee/, n., pl. Januaries.
the first month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbr.: Jan.
[bef. 1000; ME < L, n. use of Januarius, equiv. to Janu(s) JANUS + -arius -ARY; r. ME Genever, Jeniver < AF, OF Genever, Jenever < L, as above; r. OE Januarius < L]

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month
 first month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Janus, the Roman god of all beginnings. January replaced March as the first month of the Roman year no later than 153 BCE.

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