Ursprung der Monatsnamen - Months of the Year

Unser heutiger Kalender geht noch auf die Zeiten der alten Römer zurück. Das ist auch an den Namen der Monate zu erkennen, die z.B. nach römischen Göttern und Kaisern benannt sind oder von lateinischen Wörtern stammen. Findest du heraus, um welchen Monat es sich handelt?

  1. This month is named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar. -
  2. This month is named after the Roman war god Mars. -
  3. Before Julius Caesar decided that the year should begin in January (not March), this had been the seventh month of the year (The Latin word for seven is septem). -
  4. This used to be the tenth month of the year. (The Latin word for ten is decem.) -
  5. This month is named after the Roman god Janus -
  6. This used to be the eighth month of the year (eight = octo). -
  7. The name of this month stands for the opening of the buds in spring. (to open = aperire) -
  8. This month is named after the Roman emperor Augustus -
  9. This month is named after the Roman mother goddess Maia. -
  10. This month is named after the Roman festival of Februa. -
  11. In the old Roman calendar this used to be the ninth month (nine = novem). -
  12. This month is named after the Roman goddess Juno, Jupiter's wife. -