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Etymology of April

Posted by Johannes on 9 July 2011

Origin of the word April

The word April comes from the old French Avril, from the Latin Aprilis (month of Venus, the second month of the ancient Roman calendar, dedicated to the goddess Venus) from Apru, a transliteration of the Greek Aphro from Aphrodite (Venus; Gr: Αφροδίτη).

In modern Greek (Romeika)
a) Aprilis: April [Gr: Απρίλης]

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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/April#Etymology

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