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| I recently bought an etymological dictionary of the Italian language, which had long dreamed , I was always very interesting, where there was a particular word. I want to share some of the findings. |
In the ancient Roman calendar, the year began with the month of March, and it was just 10 months a year. Hence it is clear where they took their names:
September - settebmre - from the Latin. septem, ie sette, «seven», because it was the seventh month of the year. October - ottobre - from the Latin. octo - otto, «eight»
November - novembre, have all guessed that this "nove", «Nine»
December - dicembre -. "Dieci", «the ten»
The warmest, summer, months named after Roman emperors:
July - from the Latin. iulius - the name of Giulio (Cesare), Julius Caesar. A previously called modestly quintilis - ie, the "fifth".
August - from the Latin. augustus - on behalf of Ottaviano Augusto, Octavian Augustus, was previously Sextilis - "sixth".
Reform of the ancient Roman calendar took place in 46 BC, when added to the existing ten two months:
January - Ianuarius - in honor of the god Giano (Janus) - the god of beginning, beginnings, in all senses: the material and spiritual, he was worthy to open the new year.
February - from the Latin. februus - "purificatorio", cleansing.
And stay March - from the Latin. Martius, in honor of Mars; April - Aprilis, May - June and Majus - Junius, on behalf of Juno.
What is surprising how many centuries have passed, how many different calendars and new year had long been started on March 1 and in Russia before Peter I and was by September 1 and the names of many languages are the same, from the ancient ancient Roman tradition.
Many interesting things I read in this dictionary .. At the end I'll write about the opening, for me personally. The Italian word magari - derived from the Greek "makarios", which means felice, happy. So name and surname Makar Makarov, I think, means "happy" (All Makarov Hello!)))) On this happy note conclude my story, and I wish you all a good day!