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The word "August" comes from the Latin word "augustus," which means "consecrated" or "venerable." It was originally the name of the Roman month Sextilis, which was the sixth month of the year in the Roman calendar. However, in 8 BC, the Roman Senate renamed Sextilis to Augustus in honor of Augustus Caesar, the first Roman emperor. The name "Augustus" was chosen because it reflected Augustus's status as a powerful and respected leader.

The word "august" is still used today to describe something that is impressive, grand, or majestic. For example, we might say that a building is "august" if it is large and imposing. We might also say that a person is "august" if they are wise, respected, or dignified.

Here are some other interesting facts about August:

  • August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, which is the most widely used calendar in the world.
  • August has 31 days.
  • The zodiac sign for August is Leo.
  • August is often associated with summer vacation and the Olympic Games.
  • August is also a time for many holidays, including Assumption Day, Independence Day (in the United States), and Liberation Day (in France).
 
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