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]

Etymology[edit]

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]

Etymology[edit]

Derived via Swedish, from Latin Augustus.

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August

  1. A male given name.

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Inflection of August (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative August Augustit
genitive Augustin Augustien
partitive Augustia Augusteja
illative Augustiin Augusteihin
singular plural
nominative August Augustit
accusative nom.? August Augustit
gen. Augustin
genitive Augustin Augustien
partitive Augustia Augusteja
inessive Augustissa Augusteissa
elative Augustista Augusteista
illative Augustiin Augusteihin
adessive Augustilla Augusteilla
ablative Augustilta Augusteilta
allative Augustilleˣ Augusteilleˣ
essive Augustina Augusteina
translative Augustiksi Augusteiksi
instructive Augustein
abessive Augustitta Augusteitta
comitative Augusteineen

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

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German[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /aʊ̯ˈɡʊst/ (month)
  • IPA(key): /ˈaʊ̯ɡʊst/ (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.

Old Prussian[edit]

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August

  1. August (month)

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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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