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 …