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. 

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“June.” Merriam-Webster.com

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