februāris

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin februārius, of the month of purification, from februa, the Roman festival of purification, plural of februum; perhaps from Latin febris (fever), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰegʰ- (to burn).

NounEdit

februāris m (2nd declension)

  1. the month of February

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Usage notesEdit

The old Latvian names for February, sveču mēnesis (candle month), meteņu mēnesis (Shrovetide month), puteņu mēnesis (blizzard month), and sala mēnesis (frost month), are no longer in common use.

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LivonianEdit

NounEdit

februāris

  1. plural inessive form of februār
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