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Post by Archived Topic » Thu Feb 04, 1999 12:00 am

What is the origin of the word 'month'?
Submitted by Michael Sales (San Antonio, TX - U.S.A.)
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Post by Jonathon Green » Sat Feb 06, 1999 8:00 am

Month has the ame Tuetonic root as does moon, i.e. 'maenon', moon. The more immediate root lies in Anglo-Saxon 'monath', a month.
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