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Month

Posted by Bruce Kahl on October 12, 2001

In Reply to: Word origin posted by Brian on October 11, 2001

: Can anyone help me with my granddaughters homework? What is the origin of the word 'Month.' I know it's meaning, but what is it's origin?

Main Entry: month
Pronunciation: 'm&n(t)th
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural months /'m&n(t)s, 'm&n(t)ths/
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English mOnath; akin to Old High German mAnOd month, Old English mOna moon
Date: before 12th century