Etymology: Old French almanach < Medieval Latin almanachus < Hispano-Arabic almanak (almanac, calendar) > or < Arabic (ARchar, ÙÙ, ÙÙÙ) (al-manÄx, climate), possibly from Late (calendar), probably ultimately of Coptic origin. Possibly the central syllable -man- is cognate with moon and month, or else was influenced by Proto-Indo-European
- A book or table listing astronomical, nautical or other events for the year; sometimes, but not essentially, containing historical and statistical information.
- me(n)ses- (moon, month) < PIE base
- me- (to measure).
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