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Etymology

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From Middle English Januarie, januari, re-latinised forms of Middle English Janevere, Ieneuer, from Anglo-Norman genever, from Latin iānuārius ((month) of Janus), a compound of Iānus ("Janus") +‎ -ārius (adjectival suffix), with the first element perhaps from the Proto-Indo-European root *yeh₂- (to go). Doublet of Gennaro.

Pronunciation

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒæn.j(ʊ.)ə.ɹi/ or as US
  • (US) enPR: jănʹyo͞o-ĕr'ē, IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒænjuˌɛɹi/, /ˈd͡ʒænjuˌæɹi/
  • (General Australian) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒænjʉˌeːɹi/, /ˈd͡ʒænjəɹi/, /ˈd͡ʒænɹi/
  • (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɪnəˌwɛəɹi/, /ˈd͡ʒɪnəˌweɪɹi/[1]
  • Audio (US):(file)
  • (US) Hyphenation: Jan‧u‧ary[2]
  • (UK) Hyphenation: Janu‧ary

Proper noun

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January (plural Januaries or Januarys)

  1. The first month of the Gregorian calendar, following the December of the previous year and preceding February. Abbreviation: Jan or Jan.
    01/01/09 : Thursday, 1st January(,) 2009.
    American style: Thursday, January 1st, 2009.
  2. (rare) A female given name from English.
    • 2011, Michael Schofield, January First:
      “Hi, January!” Lynn calls. “Happy birthday!”

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References

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  1. ^ Hall, Joseph Sargent (1942 March 2) “2. The Vowel Sounds of Unstressed and Partially Stressed Syllables”, in The Phonetics of Great Smoky Mountain Speech (American Speech: Reprints and Monographs; 4), New York: King's Crown Press, →DOI, →ISBN, § II.4, page 68.
  2. ^ Hyphenation exception log, Barbara Beeton, 2015, online at [1]

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English January.

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Proper noun

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January (Baybayin spelling ᜇ᜔ᜌᜈ᜔ᜌᜓᜏᜇᜒ)

  1. a female given name from English
  2. a male given name from English