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Main Entry: Ju·ly
Pronunciation: judot-primarystresslimacr
Function: noun
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 year
Word 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 to Julius. The name Julius was borrowed into Old English and eventually became Modern English July.


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