Jan"u*a*ry(?), n. [L. Januarius, fr. Janus an old Latin deity, the god of the sun and the year, to whom the month of January was sacred; cf. janua a door, Skr. y to go.] The first month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
Before the adoption of New Style, the commencement of the year was usually reckoned from March 25.
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