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Main Entry: June
Pronunciation: primarystressjün
Function: noun
Etymology: from Latin Junius, probably from Junius, name of a family group, or from Juno, a Roman goddess
: the sixth month of the year
Word History The English word June comes from the Latin Junius, the name given to the first month of summer by the ancient Romans. It isn't known for certain why the Romans named it as they did. Junius was also the name of a large Roman family group, and maybe the month was named in honor of the family. Or perhaps it was named for the Roman goddess Juno.

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