November

[ noh-vem-ber ]
/ noʊˈvɛm bər /
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noun

the eleventh month of the year, containing 30 days.
a word used in communications to represent the letter N. Abbr.: Nov.

Origin of November

before 1000; Middle English, Old English < Latin: the ninth month of the early Roman calendar, compound with novem nine; for final element see December

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November

/ (nəʊˈvɛmbə) /

noun

the eleventh month of the year, consisting of 30 days
communications a code word for the letter n

Word Origin for November

C13: via Old French from Latin: ninth month, from novem nine

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Word Origin and History for november

November

c.1200, from Old French novembre and directly from Latin November (also Novembris (mensis)), from novem "nine" (see nine). The ninth month of the Roman calendar, which began in March. For -ber see December. In Old English, it was Blotmonað "month of sacrifice," literally "blood-month," the time when the early Saxons prepared for winter by sacrificing animals, which they then butchered and stored for food.

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