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The Names of the Months in Europe: Agricultural and Meteorological influences

  • JEAN-PAUL POIRIER (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S106279870700021X
  • Published online: 04 April 2007
Abstract

The ancient Anglo-Saxon and Germanic month names related to agricultural activities and meteorology have left traces in names still used in Germany, Holland and Denmark in the 19th century. Nowadays, in a number of East European languages (Croatian, Czech, Ukrainian, Polish, Byelorussian, Lithuanian, Finnish) the names of the months still refer to seasonal agricultural labours or meteorological conditions.

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European Review
  • ISSN: 1062-7987
  • EISSN: 1474-0575
  • URL: /core/journals/european-review
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