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February

February is the name of the second month of the year. It comes from the Roman festival of purification called Februa from Latin februum meaning “purification, purging”; the word is of uncertain origin though it could be derived from a Sabine source, from a PIE word *dʰewh₂- (smoke, haze) or from a root word *dʰegʷʰ- (to burn). There’s also a Roman god called Februum though from what I gathered, he was named after the festival and not the other way around.
Origin: Proto-Indo-European

Variants:

  •  Februarius

 

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