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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 decade ago

Why is december (dece- 10), November (nove-9) and October (oct-8) the 12th, 11th and 10th months?

Why is the tenth month named "eighth month"? Eleventh month named "ninth month"? Twelfth month named "tenth month"? Anyone know?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    October, November and December were the 8th, 9th and 10th months on the Roman calendar but after the fall of the Roman Empire the church switched over to the Gregorian calendar which was more based off of actual scientific findings. Since the Gregorian Calender was adopted by the church, and the church was what centralized Europe at the time, the calender spread to all the other countries. The names for the months stayed but they were all very different.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    In many European languages (German, Spanish, English) names of months come from Latin and the Roman religious calendar started with March (January became officially first after Ceasar's reform)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Julius Caesar added July to celebrate himself. Augustus then added August. Fortunately the foolishness stopped there.

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  • 1 decade ago

    because the names of months don't have nothing to do with spanish.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Huh?

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