January

[ jan-yoo-er-ee ]
/ ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i /
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noun, plural Jan·u·ar·ies.

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

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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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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