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Main Entry: Ju·ly
Etymology: Old English Julius
"July," from Latin Julius
"the fifth month of the old Roman calendar," named for Gaius Julius
Caesar 100-44 B.C.
the seventh month of the yearWord History
The first ancient Roman calendar began the year with March. The original name of the fifth month of the year was Quintilis,
a Latin word meaning "fifth." In order to honor the statesman Gaius Julius Caesar, however, the Roman senate changed Quintilis
The name Julius
was borrowed into Old English and eventually became Modern English July.
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