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NounEdit

october m (plural octobers, diminutive octobertje n)

  1. superseded spelling of oktober.

Usage notesEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From octo (eight) + -ber from -bris, an adjectival suffix.

By analogy with september, as if octō (eight) : septem. In the Roman calendar, the year began with mārtius (March), and octōber was the eighth month of the year.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

octōber (feminine octōbris, neuter octōbre); third declension

  1. Of October.
    • 1st century CELucius Iunius Moderatus Columella, De Re Rustica, Book XII
      Cum eius radicem mense octobri, quo[d] maxime matura est.
    • 1283 — Tomazina de Savere, published in Josip Lučić (1984) Spisi Dubrovačke Kancelarije, Knjiga II, page 293.
      Die tercio octubris — the third of October

Usage notesEdit

In Latin, the month names are used as adjectives. In the Classical period, this adjective modifies a noun identifying a particular day, from which the date was reckoned. In Medieval Latin and later periods, the adjective modifies a numeral for the day of the month.

InflectionEdit

Third declension, nominative masculine singular in -er, nominative neuter singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
Nominative octōber octōbris octōbre octōbrēs octōbria
Genitive octōbris octōbrium
Dative octōbrī octōbribus
Accusative octōbrem octōbre octōbrēs octōbria
Ablative octōbrī octōbribus
Vocative octōber octōbris octōbre octōbrēs octōbria

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • october in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin october (of October).

Proper nounEdit

october m

  1. October