the first month of the year; begins 10 days after the winter solstice
The first month of the Gregorian calendar, following the December of the previous year and preceding February. Abbreviation: Jan or Jan.
01/01/09 : Thursday, January 1st, 2009.
Etymology: Re-Latinized from Ieneuer, from genever, from ianuarius, perhaps from Proto-Indo-European base *ei-, "to go".
the first month of the year, containing thirty-one days
Etymology: [L. Januarius, fr. Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door, Skr. y to go.]
January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere. In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa. January starts on the same day of the week as October in common years, and starts on the same day of the week as April and July in leap years. In a common year, January ends on the same day of the week as February and October, and ends on the same day of the week as July in a leap year.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jan′ū-ar-i, n. the first month of the year, dedicated by the Romans to Jan′us, the god of opening, with a double head that looked both ways.—adjs. Jan′uform, two-faced; Jan′us-faced, double-dealing: deceitful. [L. Januarius—Junus.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the first month of the year, so called as sacred to Janus (q. v.).
A month of a specific calendar year.
January is the first month of the calendar year.Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
Etymology and Origins
Called by the Romans Januarius, after Janus, the sun god, who presided over the beginnings of things. In the temple of Janus the figure of this god had two faces: one supposed to look on the past, the other on the future.
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The numerical value of january in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of january in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
There will be project reviews in both organizing cities (Tokyo and Pyeongchang) in January and February to follow up on this and see what the Olympic Agenda 2020 means for their organization of the Games, there of course can also be venue changes being discussed if such venue changes lead to more sustainability and to less expenses. This...can include venue changes, this can lead to lesser capacities with regard to different venues.
This all started because in 2011 ... the security agencies wanted to find an explanation for what happened on Jan. 25. So they said money came to the NGOs before January and this is the cause of what happened, but what happened actually happened because of the interior ministry, because of torture, because of repression, because of the state of emergency.
I don't want to put a date on it, it could be December 12, December 20 or January 8. I don't know. But what's important to highlight is that Spain needs a government as soon as possible.
Since January, we've experienced 119 separate attacks, 42 of which have been directly on health facilities, with 85 health personnel either injured or killed in those settings, we are anticipating a scenario of continued intense transmission.
You've got expectations that the Phase 1 trade agreement is signed in early to mid-January.
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- كانون الثانيArabic
- tháng GiêngVietnamese
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