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June

[joon] /dʒun/
noun
1.
the sixth month of the year, containing 30 days.
Abbreviation: Jun.
2.
a female given name.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English jun(e), Old English iunius < Latin (mēnsis) Jūnius, after the name of a gens; replacing Middle English juyng < Old French juin(g) < Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for junes

June

/dʒuːn/
noun
1.
the sixth month of the year, consisting of 30 days
Word Origin
Old English iunius, from Latin junius, probably from Junius name of Roman gens
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Word Origin and History for junes

June

c.1100, from Latin Iunius (mensis), probably a variant of Iunonius, "sacred to Juno" (see Juno). Replaced Old English liðe se ærra "earlier mildness."

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Encyclopedia Article for junes

June

sixth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Juno, the Roman goddess of childbirth and fertility.

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