January

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Etymology[edit]

Re-Latinized from Middle English Ieneuer, from Anglo-Norman genever, from Latin iānuārius ((month) of Janus), perhaps from a Proto-Indo-European base *ei-, "to go".

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒænjʊəɹi/ or as US
  • (US) enPR: jănʹyo͞o-ĕr'ē, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒænjuˌɛɹi/, /ˈd͡ʒænjuˌæɹi/
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January (plural Januarys or Januaries)

  1. The first month of the Gregorian calendar, following the December of the previous year and preceding February. Abbreviation: Jan or Jan.
    01/01/09 : Thursday, January 1st, 2009.

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