[jan-yoo-er-ee] /ˈdʒæn yuˌɛr i/
noun, plural Januaries.
the first month of the year, containing 31 days.
noun (pl) -aries
the first month of the year, consisting of 31 days
late 13c., Ieneuer, from Old North French Genever, Old French Jenvier (Modern French Janvier), attested from early 12c. in Anglo-French, from Latin Ianuarius (mensis) “(the month) of Janus,” to whom the month was sacred as the beginning of the year (see Janus; cf. Italian Gennajo, Provençal Genovier, Portuguese Janeiro). The form was gradually Latinized by c.1400. Replaced Old English geola se æfterra “Later Yule.” In Chaucer, a type-name for an old man.
slumber, a town in the mountains of Judah (Josh. 15:53).
[jey-nuh s] /ˈdʒeɪ nəs/ noun 1. an ancient Roman god of doorways, of beginnings, and of the rising and setting of the sun, usually represented as having one head with two bearded faces back to back, looking in opposite directions. 2. Astronomy. a moon of the planet Saturn, located just outside the rings. /ˈdʒeɪnəs/ noun […]
noun 1. a worsted fabric, each side of which has a different color.
[jey-nuh s-feyst] /ˈdʒeɪ nəsˌfeɪst/ adjective 1. having two faces, one looking forward, one looking backward, as the Roman deity Janus. 2. having two contrasting aspects, as the alternation of mood in a capricious person. 3. two-faced; deceitful. 4. aware of or concerned with polarities; seeing different and contrasting aspects: a Janus-faced view of history. 5. […]