april


noun

  1. the fourth month of the year, containing 30 days. Abbreviation: Apr.
  2. a female given name.

noun

  1. the fourth month of the year, consisting of 30 days

c.1300, aueril, from Old French avril (11c.), from Latin (mensis) Aprilis “(month) of Venus,” second month of the ancient Roman calendar, dedicated to the goddess Venus and perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Greek Aphrodite. In English in Latin form from mid-12c. Replaced Old English Eastermonað, which was similarly named for a fertility goddess. Re-spelled in Middle English on Latin model (apprile first attested late 14c.).

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