Word of the Week: June

June is a noun and defined as the sixth month of the Gregorian calendar. First used in 1598, June is one of the many words in the English language that has its roots in Latin.

June is named after the Roman goddess of marriage and the well-being of women Juno. However, the Roman poet Ovid suggests that the month of June derives from the Latin word “juvenis which means young people. Some etymologists suggest that the Greek goddess Juno may have given rise to the Latin word “juvenis. In ancient Rome, young people were celebrated in the month of June, in contrast with May, which celebrated elders. 

If interested in copy editing or proofreading services email editingbychristina@gmail.com or visit editingbychristina.com.

Sources
“June.” Merriam-Webster.com
https://www.almanac.com/content/how-did-months-get-their-names

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: