August

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Early Middle English August(us), re-Latinized from Old English Agustus, from Late Latin Agustus, from Latin augustus (month of August), from the agnomen Augustus (venerable) of Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus, possibly from either Old Latin *augos, increase, from Proto-Indo-European base *aug-, to increase; or Latin avis (bird), referring to divination by observing bird flights, singing, feeding or entrails, from Proto-Indo-European *awi-, bird; + Latin garrire (to chatter), from Proto-Indo-European base *gar-/*ger-, to cry, of imitative origin

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August (plural Augusts)

  1. The eighth month of the Gregorian calendar, following July and preceding September. Abbreviation: Aug or Aug.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 8, The Celebrity:
      The day was cool and snappy for August, and the Rise all green with a lavish nature. Now we plunged into a deep shade with the boughs lacing each other overhead, and crossed dainty, rustic bridges over the cold trout-streams, the boards giving back the clatter of our horses' feet: [] .
  2. A female given name derived from the month (rare modern usage).
    • 1993, Margaret Atwood, Robber Bride, Virago Press (2013), ISBN 9781853817229, page 48:
      August, Charis named her, because that's when she was born. Warm breezes, baby powder, languorous heat, the smell of mown hay. Such a soft name. Too soft for her daughter, who has added an a. Augusta, she is now — a very different resonance. Marble statues, Roman noses, tight-lipped commanding mouths.
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Etymology 2[edit]

In some cases a month name from English. In other cases inspired by the common German given name August, from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name.
    • 1974 Witi Ihimaera, Whanau, Heinemann, page 76:
      Thirteen year old August is the eldest; he begins to pull the kite downward. Like his sister and brother, June and July, he has been named after the month in which he was born.
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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name. Feminine form: Augusta.

Estonian[edit]

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Derived from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name.

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August

  1. August

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Finnish[edit]

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Derived via Swedish, from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name.

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  • Mostly used of foreigners today, or as a middle name

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  • IPA(key): /aʊ̯ˈgʊst/ (month)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯gʊst/ (given name)
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August m (genitive August or Augusts or Augustes, plural Auguste)

  1. August (month)

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August m (genitive Augusts or August)

  1. A male given name, cognate with English Augustus.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

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August m

  1. August

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name.

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August

  1. August (month)

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Scots[edit]

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From Latin augustus ((month) of August).

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August

  1. August

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name. Feminine form: Augusta