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[noh-vem-ber] /noʊˈvɛm bər/

the eleventh month of the year, containing 30 days.
a word used in communications to represent the letter N. Abbr.: Nov.
the eleventh month of the year, consisting of 30 days
(communications) a code word for the letter n

c.1200, from Old French novembre and directly from Latin November (also Novembris (mensis)), from novem “nine” (see nine). The ninth month of the Roman calendar, which began in March. For -ber see December. In Old English, it was Blotmonað “month of sacrifice,” literally “blood-month,” the time when the early Saxons prepared for winter by sacrificing animals, which they then butchered and stored for food.


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