• Apri is Latin for "cruel".

    From henhanna@gmail.com@21:1/5 to All on Wed Sep 7 09:42:27 2022
    "oct" means 8.
    Right. December used to be the tenth month.
    ------------- And Apri is Latin for "cruel".


    this last line ------- Thanks for the puzzle !


    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/apri (Italian and Latin)

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/april

    April
    fourth month, c. 1300, aueril, from Old French avril (11c.), from Latin (mensis) Aprilis, second month of the ancient Roman calendar, from a stem of uncertain origin and meaning, with month-name suffix -ilis as in Quintilis, Sextilis (
    the old names of July and August).

    Perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Greek Aphrodite. Or perhaps *ap(e)rilis "the following, the next," from its place as the second month of the old Roman calendar, from Proto-Italic *ap(e)ro-, from PIE *apo- "away, off" (
    see apo-; compare Sanskrit aparah "second," Gothic afar "after").

    Old folk etymology connected it with Latin aperire "to open."

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  • From henhanna@gmail.com@21:1/5 to henh...@gmail.com on Sat Jan 28 10:17:55 2023
    On Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 9:42:29 AM UTC-7, henh...@gmail.com wrote:
    "oct" means 8.
    Right. December used to be the tenth month.
    ------------- And Apri is Latin for "cruel".


    this last line ------- Thanks for the puzzle !


    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/apri (Italian and Latin)

    https://www.etymonline.com/word/april

    April
    fourth month, c. 1300, aueril, from Old French avril (11c.), from Latin (mensis) Aprilis, second month of the ancient Roman calendar, from a stem of uncertain origin and meaning, with month-name suffix -ilis as in Quintilis, Sextilis (the old names of
    July and August).

    Perhaps based on Apru, an Etruscan borrowing of Greek Aphrodite. Or perhaps *ap(e)rilis "the following, the next," from its place as the second month of the old Roman calendar, from Proto-Italic *ap(e)ro-, from PIE *apo- "away, off" (see apo-; compare
    Sanskrit aparah "second," Gothic afar "after").

    Old folk etymology connected it with Latin aperire "to open."



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