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[joo-lahy, juh-lahy]
noun, plural Julies.
the seventh month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Jul.

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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July (dʒuːˈlaɪ, dʒə-, dʒʊ-)
n , pl -lies
the seventh month of the year, consisting of 31 days
[C13: from Anglo-French julie, from Latin Jūlius, after Gaius Julius Caesar, in whose honour it was named]

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c.1050, Iulius, from Anglo-Fr. julie, O.Fr. Jule, from L. Julius, renamed after his death and deification in honor of Gaius Julius Caesar, who was born in this month, which was formerly Quintilis "fifth," the fifth month of the Roman republican calendar, which began its year in March. Accented in first
syllable in Eng. until 18c. Replaced O.E. liða se æfterra "later mildness," from liðe "mild."
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