october

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See also: October

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

october m (plural octobers, diminutive octobertje n)

  1. Superseded spelling of oktober.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From octo (eight) + -ber from -bris, an adjectival suffix.

By analogy with september, as if octō (eight) : septem. In the Roman calendar, the year began with mārtius (March), and octōber was the eighth month of the year.

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Adjective[edit]

octōber (feminine octōbris, neuter octōbre); third-declension three-termination adjective

  1. Of October.
    • 1st century CELucius Iunius Moderatus Columella, De Re Rustica, Book XII
      Cum eius radicem mense octobri, quo[d] maxime matura est.
    • 1283 — Tomazina de Savere, published in Josip Lučić (1984) Spisi Dubrovačke Kancelarije, Knjiga II, page 293.
      Die tercio octubris — the third of October

Usage notes[edit]

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.

Declension[edit]

Third-declension three-termination adjective.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative octōber octōbris octōbre octōbrēs octōbria
Genitive octōbris octōbrium
Dative octōbrī octōbribus
Accusative octōbrem octōbre octōbrēs octōbria
Ablative octōbrī octōbribus
Vocative octōber octōbris octōbre octōbrēs octōbria

Descendants[edit]

Borrowings
Unsorted borrowings

These borrowings are ultimately but perhaps not directly from Latin. They are organized into geographical and language family groups, not by etymology.

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References[edit]

  • october in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin october (of October).

Proper noun[edit]

october m

  1. October