18 set 2021

A origem dos meses do ano

O Natal é celebrado em dezembro, o dia das mães em maio, a Páscoa em abril (às vezes, em março).
Mas você já se perguntou sobre o surgimento dessas palavras? De onde elas vieram?
A respeito de algumas é até possível supormos sua etimologia, isto é a origem em determinada língua.
Poucos são os meses derivados de nomes de deuses romanos. A maioria simplesmente veio por intermédio dos números dos meses ou, ainda, em homenagem a imperadores romanos.
Read the following text and find out the origins of the months.

January
In honor of the Roman god of beginnings and endings, Janus (the month Januarius).
February
The name comes either from the old-Italian god Februus or else from februa, which means the festivals of purification celebrated in Rome during this month.
March
The first month of the Roman year and it makes reference to the Roman god of war, Mars.
April
In Latin, Aprilis comes from aperire, “to open”, possibly because it is the month in which the buds begin to open.
May
The third month of the Roman calendar. The name probably comes from Maiesta, the Roman goddess of honor and reverence.
June
The fourth month was named in honor of Juno. However, the name might also come from iuniores (young men; juniors) as opposed to maiores (grown men; majors) for May, the two months being dedicated to young and old men.
July
It was the month in which Julius Caesar was born, and named Julius in his honor in 44 BC, the year of his assassination. Also called Quintilis (fifth month).
August
Originally this month was called Sextilis (from sextus, “six”), but the name was later changed in honor of the first of the Roman emperors, Augustus (because several fortunate events of his life occurred during this month).
September
It comes from septem, “seven”.
October
It comes from octo, “eight”
November
It comes from novem, “nine”.
December
It comes from decem, “ten”.
Very nice, isn’t it? Information, curiosities and tips you can find at FISK – Praia Grande!
Teacher Gabriel

One Comment

  • Anônimo 13 de junho de 2011

    I never thought I would agree with this option.

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