Complete Definition of "month"

English

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Etymology
Middle English < Old English monaþ|mōnað < Proto-Germanic *mænoth- < Proto-Indo-European *me(n)ses- (moon, month), probably from PIE base *mê- (to measure), referring to the moon’s phases as the measure of time. Cognate with moon.

Pronunciation
AHD|mÅ­nth
IPA|/mʌnθ/
SAMPA|/mVnT/
audio|en-us-month.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ʌnθ|-ʌnθ

Noun
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  1. A period into which a year is divided, historically based on the phases of the moon. In the Gregorian calendar there are twelve months: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.
  2. A period of 30 days, 31 days, or some alternation thereof.

Related terms
monthly
month of Sundays

Translations
trans-top|period into which a year is divided
Albanian: muaj m
Amuzgo: chi'
Arabic: ARchar|شهر|شَهْرٌ (šáhr) m, ARchar|اشهر|أُشْهُرٌ (’úšhur) p, ARchar|شهور|شُهُورٌ (šuhúːr) p
Aramaic:
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Breton: miz m, mizioù p; mizvezh m, mizvezhioù p
Bosnian: mjesec m
Bulgarian: месец (mésets) m, месеци (mésetsi) p
Catalan: mes#Catalan|mes m, mesos p :ca:mes|^
Chinese: 月 (yuè), 月份 (yuèfèn)
Crimean Tatar: ay#Crimean Tatar|ay
Croatian: mjesec m
Czech: měsíc m
Danish: måned
Dutch: maand f
Estonian: kuu
Ewe: dzinu n, ɣleti n
Finnish: kuukausi (kuu when preceded by a modifier, e.g., ensi kuussa = next month) (:fi:kuukausi|^)
French: mois m
German: Monat m, Monate p :de:Monat|^
Greek: μήνας (mínas) m
Hebrew: חודש (hodesh) m
Hindi: महीना (mahīnā) m
Hungarian: hónap
Icelandic: mánuður
Inari Sami: mánuppaje
Indonesian: bulan
Irish: mí
Italian: mese m
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Japanese: 月 (つき, tsukí; がつ, gatsú)
Korean: 달 (dal), 월 (weol)
Kurdish:

Latin: mensis m
Latvian: mēnesis m
Livonian: kū#Livonian|kū
Lower Sorbian: mjasec
Malay: bulan
Malayalam: മാസം (māsam)
Maltese: xahar
Manchu: biya
Marathi: महिना (mahinā)
Northern Sami: mánotbadji
Norwegian: måned
Ojibwe: giizis, giizisoog p
Old English: monaþ m
Polish: miesiąc m, miesiące p
Portuguese: mês m
Romanian: lună f
Romansch: mais m
Russian: месяц (mésjats) m, месяцы (mésjatsy) p
Scottish Gaelic: mìos m
Serbian: месец (mesec) m
Skolt Sami: mään, määnpââ´jj
Slovak: mesiac m
Slovene: mesec m
Spanish: mes m, meses p
Swahili: mwezi
Swedish: månad c
Telugu: నెల (nela), మాసము (maasamu)
Thai: THchar|เดือน (deuuan)
Turkish: ay
Ukrainian: місяць (mísjats’) m
Upper Sorbian: měsac
Urdu: URchar|مہینا (mahīnā) m, URchar|مہینہ (mahīnah) m
Welsh: mis
Yiddish: חודש#Yiddish|חודש m
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See also
quarter
week
year
:Category:Months

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