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What is the origin of the word 'month'?
Submitted by Michael Sales (San Antonio, TX - U.S.A.)
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Month has the ame Tuetonic root as does moon, i.e. 'maenon', moon. The more immediate root lies in Anglo-Saxon 'monath', a month.
Signature: Jonathon Green