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Jánuary. n.s. [Januarius, Latin.] The first month of the year, from Janus, to whom it was among the Romans consecrated.

January is clad in white, the colour of the earth at this time, blowing his nails. This month had the name from Janus, painted with two faces, signifying providence. Peacham.

Sources: Peacham, Henry (53)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "January." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=3653.


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