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roitman@oberon.math.ukans.edu

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7th month
Posted: Oct 24, 1995 3:24 PM
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My husband the classicist informs me that "July was called Quintilis, and
August was Sextilis before being renamed for the emperors. So those were
the fifth and sixth months in the original Roman calendar, which began with
March."

He also tells me that "mi- is not a prefix in "million," which is from the
Latin "mille" meaning 1000."

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