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July

[joo-lahy, juh-lahy] /dʒuˈlaɪ, dʒəˈlaɪ/
noun, plural Julies.
1.
the seventh month of the year, containing 31 days.
Abbreviation: Jul.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English julie < Anglo-French < Latin Jūlius (Caesar), after whom it was named; replacing Old English Julius < Latin; Middle English ju(i)l < Old French < Latin
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British Dictionary definitions for jul

Jul

abbreviation
1.
July

July

/dʒuːˈlaɪ; dʒə-; dʒʊ-/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
the seventh month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French julie, from Latin Jūlius, after Gaius Julius Caesar, in whose honour it was named
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Word Origin and History for jul

July

c.1050, Iulius, from Anglo-French julie, Old French Jule, from Latin Iulius "fifth month of the Roman calendar" (which began its year in March), renamed after his death and deification in honor of Gaius Julius Caesar, who was born in this month, which formerly in republican Rome was named Quintilis "fifth." Accented on first syllable in English until 18c. Replaced Old English liða se æfterra "later mildness," from liðe "mild."

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Encyclopedia Article for jul

July

seventh month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. Its original name was Quintilis, Latin for the "fifth month," indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

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