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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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Examples for July
  • The flowers follow the leaves, appearing in late spring or early summer or onto July.
  • The spring meet starts one week before the derby and continues until early July.
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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 July
July
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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Encyclopedia Article for 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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