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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  January  \Jan"u*a*ry\,  n.  [L.  Januarius  fr  Janus  an  old  Latin 
  deity,  the  god  of  the  sun  and  the  year,  to  whom  the  month  of 
  January  was  sacred;  cf  janua  a  door,  Skr.  y[=a]  to  go.] 
  The  first  month  of  the  year,  containing  thirty-one  days. 
 
  Note:  Before  the  adoption  of  New  Style,  the  commencement  of 
  the  year  was  usually  reckoned  from  March  25. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  January 
  n  :  the  first  month  of  the  year;  begins  10  days  after  the  winter 
  solstice  [syn:  {January},  {Jan}] 




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