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What Is The Meaning Of October?

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Shelagh Young answered
In latin 'Octo' means eight. October is therefore the eighth month. As October is the tenth month in our calendar this seems rather strange. The answer lies in the changes made to our calendar since the months were given their names. In fact October was initially the eighth month in the Roman calendar. This was a lunar calendar starting at the Vernal equinox and spanning 304 days divided into ten months of 30 or 31 days in length. 61 winter days were not assigned a month until around 713 BC when January and February were added and the length of the months altered to 29 days. February was assigned only 28 days. Now the year had 355 days. To help the calendar years match up to solar years a leap month was declared and added occasionally, usually every other year. This complex system was only formally superseded with the introduction of the Gregorian calendar in 1582. This system of 12 months, 365 dyas a year and a regular 366 day leap year to match up solar activity is now used almost worldwide.

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Mesut Ozil answered
The name October is derived from the Latin word octo meaning eight.  Prior to the Julian Calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar, the Roman year started in March.  Quintilis (later named Iulius, or July, in honor of Julius Caesar), Sextlis (later named August in honor of Augustus Caesar), September, October, November, and December were the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months, respectively.  When Julius Caesar introduced the new calendar, he started the new year in Ianuarius, or January, but the months’ names remained the same.
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Anonymous answered
October was the eighth month of the roman calender
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gelo bautista answered
October- s the tenth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with a length of 31 days. The eighth month in the old Roman calendar, October retained its name (from the Latin "octo" meaning "eight") after January and February were inserted into the calendar that had originally been created by the Romans.
Sidharth Prajosh Profile
The word October derives its meaning
from the Latin word "octo" which means
eight. Dating back to the Roman calendar,
October was the 8th month.
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Anonymous answered
The name October is derived from the Latin word octo meaning eight.  Prior to the Julian Calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar, the Roman year started in March.  Quintilis (later named Iulius, or July, in honor of Julius Caesar), Sextlis (later named August in honor of Augustus Caesar), September, October, November, and December were the fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, and tenth months, respectively.  When Julius Caesar introduced the new calendar, he started the new year in Ianuarius, or January, but the months’ names remained the same.
Brian Reed Profile
Brian Reed answered
The name october is from the latin octo meaning 8. The old julian calender october was the 8th month not the10th as it is today on the modern calender

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