Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > August.

 Au’guryAugusta. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
August.
 
The sixth month (beginning from March) was once called sextlis, but was changed to Augustus in compliment to Augustus Cæsar of Rome, whose “lucky month” it was, in which occurred many of his most fortunate events.   1
   The preceding month (July), originally called Quintlis, had already been changed to Julius in honour of Julius Cæsar.   2
 


 Au’guryAugusta. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors