英 ['febrʊərɪ; 'febjʊərɪ]
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来自拉丁语februarius mensis, 净月，来自februa, 净化，净礼，来自PIE*dhegh, 燃烧，词源同day, fever. 由燃烧引申词义净化，使干净。后用于古罗马在二月举行的净化仪式，一种春天的沐浴清洗仪式。
- February:  Etymologically, February is the ‘month of purification’. The word comes via Old French feverier and late Latin febrārius from Latin februārius (English reintroduced the Latin -ruar- spelling in the 14th century). This was a derivative of februa, a word borrowed into Latin from the language of the ancient Sabine people of Italy which was used to designate a festival of purification held on 15 February.
- February (n.)
- late 14c., ultimately from Latin februarius mensis "month of purification," from februare "to purify," from februa "purifications, expiatory rites" (plural of februum "means of purification, expiatory offerings"), which is of uncertain origin, said to be a Sabine word. De Vaan says from Proto-Italic *f(w)esro-, from a PIE word meaning "the smoking" or "the burning" (thus possibly connected with fume (n.)). The sense then could be either purification by smoke or a burnt offering.
The last month of the ancient (pre-450 B.C.E.) Roman calendar, so named in reference to the Roman feast of purification, held on the ides of the month. The Old English name for it was solmonað "mud month." English first borrowed the Roman name from Old French Feverier, which yielded Middle English Feverer, Feoverel, etc. (c. 1200) before the 14c. respelling to conform to Latin.
- 1. He was jailed in February 1992 and could be released next year.
- 2. Sow the seed in a warm place in February/March.
- 3. Average weekly cinema attendance in February was 2.41 million.
- 4. The car ferries from the mainland are often fully booked by February.
- 5. He joined the Army in February 1943.
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