April

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See also: april, apríl, aprīl, and äpril

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English apprile, Aprill, re-Latinised from Middle English aueril, from Old French avrill, from Latin Aprīlis (of the month of the goddess Venus), perhaps based on Etruscan 𐌀𐌐𐌓𐌖 (apru), from Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodítē, Venus).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.pɹɪl/, /ˈeɪ.pɹəl/
  • (US) enPR: āʹprəl, IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.pɹəl/
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Proper noun[edit]

April (plural Aprils)

  1. The fourth month of the Gregorian calendar, following March and preceding May. Abbreviation: Apr or Apr.
    • 1845, Robert Browning, Home-Thoughts From Abroad:
      Oh, to be in England / Now that April’s there
    • 2019 March 18, Steven Pifer, Five years after Crimea’s illegal annexation, the issue is no closer to resolution[1], The Center for International Security and Cooperation:
      The little green men were clearly professional soldiers by their bearing, carried Russian weapons, and wore Russian combat fatigues, but they had no identifying insignia. Vladimir Putin originally denied they were Russian soldiers; that April, he confirmed they were.
    Synonym: Eastermonth
  2. A female given name from English; used since early 20th century.
    • 1947, Hilda Laurence, Death of a Doll, page 27:
      I'm April Hooper. That sounds silly, the April part, but my mother was English and she always said there was nothing prettier than an English April.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Noun[edit]

April (plural Aprilmaande)

  1. April

Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English April, from Middle English apprile, re-Latinized from aueril, from Old French avrill, from Latin Aprīlis (of the month of the goddess Venus), perhaps based on Etruscan 𐌀𐌐𐌓𐌖 (apru), from Ancient Greek Ἀφροδίτη (Aphrodítē, Venus).

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April

  1. a female given name from English

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Ewe[edit]

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April

  1. April

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German[edit]

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April m (genitive Aprils or April, plural Aprile)

  1. April
    • 1741, Annales Cistercienses, Das ist, Cisterciensische, Oder Vielmehr Jährliche Kirchen-Geschichte Von Erbauung Cisterz, wie dieser Heil. Marianischen Orden seinen Anfang und Aufnahm genommen, und was sich von Anno Christi Geburth 1098. des Heil. Cistercienser-Ordens im ersten bis 1212. des bemeldten Ordens im 115. Jahr Denckwürdiges begaben, In V. Theil abgetheilet. In Lateinischer Sprache beschrieben Von dem Hochwürdigsten Angelo Manrique von Burgen [...] von dem Hochwürdigen Bonifacio Hiltprand [...] Ins Teutsche übersetzt; Endlichen Ans Tag-Licht und in Druck gegeben Von dem Hochwürdigen Wilhelmo II. [...] Dritter Theil, page 156:
      [...] hingegen hat ihn [= den Tag des seeligen Abschieds des Heil. Fastradi] Henriquez in sein Menologium auf den 21. Tag des Aprils gesetzet; [...]
    • 1818, Eichenlaub, auf Luthers Grab gestreut, im Jahre 1817, von Dr. Johann Adolph Jacobi. Dritte Ausgabe. vermehrt, page 84:
      Am Dritten des Aprils trat der Kurfürst mit einer Begleitung, die seiner Würde entsprach, die Reise nach Augsburg an.
    • 1834, Das Volks-Schulwesen in den Preußischen Staaten. Eine Zusammenstellung der Verordnungen, welche den Elementar-Unterricht der Jugend betreffen, von Dr. Johann Ferdinand Neigebaur, page 206 (from a "Dienstvorschrift für die Schulvorstände"):
      22) Bei Ueberreichung der Verzeichnisse der schulpflichtigen Kinder weiset der Vorstand den Lehrer an, mit dem Ersten Aprils und dem Ersten Octobers diejenigen aufzunehmen, welche dann das 8te Jahr vollendet haben.

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  • Phrasings like erster April (1. April) are commonly used to refer to a certain day of April, and not to a certain April month as a whole of a certain time period.

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch april, from Middle Dutch april, from Latin Aprīlis. Cognate with Afrikaans April, Malay April.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈap̚.rɪl/
  • Hyphenation: Ap‧ril

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April

  1. April

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Malay[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English April, from Middle English apprile, from aueril, from Old French avrill, from Latin Aprīlis.

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April (Jawi spelling اڤريل)

  1. April (fourth month of the Gregorian calendar)

Maltese[edit]

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April m

  1. April

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Tagalog[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English April.

Proper noun[edit]

April

  1. A female given name from English