February

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Etymology[edit]

Re-Latinized from Middle English feoverel, from Old French feverier, from Latin februārius, of the month of purification, from februa, the Roman festival of purification, plural of februum; perhaps from Latin febris (fever), from Proto-Indo-European *dhegh- (burn).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈfɛb.ɹʊ.ə.ɹi/, /ˈfɛb.j(ʊ.)ə.ɹi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈfɛb.ɹuˌɛɹi/, /ˈfɛb.juˌɛ(ə)ɹi/, /ˈfɛb.juˌæɹi/; enPR: fĕbʹro͞o-ĕr'-ē, fĕbʹjo͞o-ĕr'-ē
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February (plural Februarys or Februaries)

  1. The second month of the Gregorian calendar, following January and preceding March.

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