From sextus (“sixth”) + -ilis (“-ile: forming adjectives & nouns”), presumably derived from its original place in the Roman calendar, though it was the 8th month after the new year began to be calculated from January.
- Of August, the sixth month of the Roman calendar or eighth month of the Gregorian calendar.
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.
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