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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and its something that has always interested me. So, this page is dedicated to scribbling down any words I can remember :-)

Dates & Times

January Januarius - This month is dedicated to Janus, the Roman god of doors. Janus has two faces, one
looking back at the old year and the other looking forward to the next year
February Februa was the Roman purification festival, which took place at this time of the year.
March from Mars, the Roman god of war.
April Aprilis - from Aperire, Latin for open, because plants begin to open during this month.
May Maius - probably comes from Maia, the Roman goddess of growth and increase.
June Juhius - either from a Roman family name Junius, which means young, or perhaps after the goddess Juno.
July Julius - after Julius Ceasar. This month was named in Ceasar's honour by Mark Antony in 44 BC. Previously this month was called Ouintilis from the word quintus, five, as it was fifth month in the Roman calendar.
August Augustus - named in 8 BC in honour of Emperor Augustus.
September September - from septem, seven, because it was the seventh month in the Roman calendar.
October from octo, eight (as in octopus, which has eight legs), the eighth month in the Roman calendar.
November From novem, nine, the ninth month in the Roman calendar.
December From decem, ten, the tenth month in the Roman calendar


Monday Moon's day
Tuesday Tiu's-day: Mars, the Roman god of war, was adopted in Scandinavian mythology as the warrior Tiu or Tiw.
Wednesday Woden's day: the Roman god Mercury became the Scandinavian god Woden.
Thursday Thor's day: like the Roman god Jupiter, Thor was a thunder god
Friday Freyja's day: like Venus, Freyja or Frigg was the goddess of love.
Saturday Saturn's day.
Sunday Sun's day