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Names of Months
As with the names of the days of the week, the English names for the month's of the year, ultimately derives from the Roman civilization of antiquity, and the Latin language which the Romans used. One thing to note is that the Romans began their years in March, and this is reflected in the names of the months. Additionally, it should be noted that the Roman calendar did evolve over time - the final version of the calendar, the Julian calendar, was introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BCE, and remained in use until long after the fall of the Roman Empire (until the 1582, or even later in some countries).
Here are the modern names of the months, and the Roman/Latin source from which their names derive:
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