November


November
November c.1200, from O.Fr. novembre and directly from L. November (also Novembris (mensis)), from novem "nine" (see NINE (Cf. nine)). The ninth month of the Roman calendar, which began in March. For -ber see DECEMBER (Cf. December). In Old English, it was Blotmonað "month of sacrifice," lit. "blood-month," the time when the early Saxons prepared for winter by sacrificing animals, which they then butchered and stored for food.

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