January

[ jan-yoo-er-ee ]
/ ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i /

noun, plural Jan·u·ar·ies.

the first month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Jan.

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Origin of January

before 1000; Middle English <Latin, noun use of Jānuārius, equivalent to Jānu(s) Janus + -ārius-ary; replacing Middle English Genever, Jeniver<Anglo-French, Old French Genever, Jenever<Latin, as above; replacing Old English Januarius<Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for January

January
/ (ˈdʒænjʊərɪ) /

noun plural -aries

the first month of the year, consisting of 31 days

Word Origin for January

C14: from Latin Jānuārius, from adj: (month) of Janus 1
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