May (n.) - A time for growing.

May (n.) - A time for growing.


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Definition

May

noun
Fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars.

History & Etymology

The name May comes from comes from a greek goddess Maia whos festivals were held in the month of May.

Maia the daughter of the titan Atlas, was the goddess associated with growth. Her name is related to words like “major” implying greatness or growth.

The PIE root of her name “meg-” is also the root of the prefix mega-.

The Roman poet Ovid offered an alternative etymology for the name May from the Latin word maiores meaning “elders” and the following month June or iuniores meaning “young people.” The word maiores Ovid refers to is also based on the same root as May meaning grown or growing.

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Sources

https://www.etymonline.com/word/May#etymonline_v_12464

http://0-www.oed.com.catalog.multcolib.org/view/Entry/115285?rskey=8kkOon&result=2&isAdvanced=false#eid

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleiades_(Greek_mythology)

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/may

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