2 profoundly honored; "revered holy men" [syn: revered, venerable] n : the month following July and preceding September [syn: Aug]
EtymologyFrom augustus 'majestic, venerable'
- Heterophones: August
noble, majestic, awe-inspiring
of noble birth
- The month of August
- The month of August
- The month of August
August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. August begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of Leo and ends in the sign of Virgo. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Cancer and ends in the constellation of Leo.
This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the ancient Roman calendar, which started in March about 750 BC under Romulus. It became the eighth month either when January and February were added to the beginning of the year by King Numa Pompilius about 700 BC or when those two months were moved from the end to the beginning of the year by the decemvirs about 450 BC (Roman writers disagree). It was renamed in honor of Augustus in 8 BC because several of the most significant events in his rise to power, culminating in the fall of Alexandria, which fell in this month. Lore claims August originally had 29 days in the Roman Republican calendar. Augustus took two days from February and gave it to August when Sextilis was renamed in his honor. See Month lengths how this commonly believed lore was proven wrong.
- In Swedish, the month is named augusti, literalli plural of the Latin augustus - "the venerable".
- In Finnish, the month is called elokuu, meaning "month of reaping" or literally, "month of life".
- In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.The first Monday in August is a holiday in the Republic of Ireland.
- In Polish, the month is called sierpień, meaning "month of sickle".
- In French, the month is called août.
- In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, the month is called agosto.
- In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, "eighth month."
- In Russian, the month is called Avgust (Авгуcт)
- In Greek, the month is called Augoustos (Αύγουστος')
- In Dutch the month is called Augustus
- In Lithuanian the month is called rugpjūtis
Events in August
- In the pagan wheel of the year August begins at or near Lughnasadh in the northern hemisphere and Imbolc in the southern hemisphere.
- Some of Ireland's most famous battles have been fought in this month. They include: the Second Battle of Athenry (1316); the battle of Knockdoe (1504); the Battle of the Yellow Ford (1596); the First Battle of Curlew Pass (1599); the Battle of Dungans Hill (1647); the Battle of Castlebar (1798), and the Battle of the Bogside (1969).
- August 6, 1806 Emperor Francis II of the Holy Roman Empire lays down the Roman Imperial Crown and renounces all claims on this throne.
- August 6 National Salvadoran-American Day in the United States.
- In 1945 the end of the Second World War was brought about following the August 6 bombing of Hiroshima and August 9 bombing of Nagasaki in the first and only use of nuclear weapons against people. Emperor Hirohito declared Japan's unconditional surrender on August 15.
- August 3rd-5th, 2007 The Discworld Jamboree Wincanton Somerset The first event of its kind
- August 9, 1329 Quilon was erected the first Indian Diocese by Pope John XXII
- August 9, 1965 Singapore separated from the Federation of Malaysia and became independent.
- August 10, 1822 Ecuador became an independent country.
- August 14, 1947 Pakistan became independent (included East Bengal region as a whole).
- August 15, Catholic, Feast of the Assumption
- August 15, 1769 Corsica, birth of Napoleon Bonaparte
- August 15, 1945 Korea became an independent country.
- August 15, 1947 India became an independent country.
- August 17, 1945 Indonesia became an independent country.
- August 19, 1945 Vietnam's August Revolution succeeded.
- August 20, 1083 Hungary's Saint Stephen canonized, thus becoming the first of the canonized confessor kings.
- August 21, 1959 Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States of America. The third Friday of August was designated Statehood Day, a state holiday.
- August 21, 1983 Philippine senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., was assassinated as he was descending the tarmac of the Manila International Airport (now renamed Ninoy Aquino International Airport). His death is regarded as the catalyst of the EDSA Revolution of 1986
- August 25, 1825 Uruguay became independent from Brazil.
- August 31, 1957 Malaysia became an independent country.
Monthlong events in August
- Edinburgh Festival is an internationally famous arts festival that takes place during August
- National Immunization Awareness Month
- National Psoriasis Awareness Month
- Women's Small Business Month
- In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers
- The Philippines celebrates August as the Buwan ng Wika ("Language Month")
Weeklong events in August
Daily events in August
- In common years, no other month begins on the same day of the week as August. In leap years, however, February does.
august in Afrikaans: Augustus
august in Tosk Albanian: August
august in Amharic: ኦገስት
august in Old English (ca. 450-1100): Wēodmōnaþ
august in Arabic: أغسطس
august in Aragonese: Agosto
august in Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܐܒ
august in Franco-Provençal: Oût
august in Asturian: Agostu
august in Guarani: Jasypoapy
august in Aymara: Thaya phaxsi
august in Azerbaijani: Avqust
august in Bengali: আগস্ট
august in Min Nan: 8 goe̍h
august in Belarusian: Жнівень
august in Belarusian (Tarashkevitsa): Жнівень
august in Bosnian: August
august in Breton: Eost
august in Bulgarian: Август
august in Catalan: Agost
august in Yakut: Атырдьах ыйа
august in Chuvash: Çурла
august in Cebuano: Agosto
august in Czech: Srpen
august in Corsican: Aostu
august in Welsh: Awst
august in Danish: August
august in German: August
august in Dhivehi: އޮގަސްޓު
august in Lower Sorbian: Jacmjeński
august in Estonian: August
august in Modern Greek (1453-): Αύγουστος
august in Erzya: Умарьков
august in Spanish: Agosto
august in Esperanto: Aŭgusto
august in Basque: Abuztu
august in Ewe: Dasiamime
august in Extremaduran: Agostu
august in Persian: اوت
august in Faroese: August
august in Fijian Hindustani: August
august in French: Août
august in Western Frisian: Augustus
august in Friulian: Avost
august in Irish: Lúnasa
august in Gan Chinese: 八月
august in Manx: Luanistyn
august in Scottish Gaelic: An Lùnasdal
august in Galician: Agosto
august in Korean: 8월
august in Armenian: Օգոստոս
august in Upper Sorbian: Awgust
august in Croatian: Kolovoz
august in Ido: Agosto
august in Igbo: August
august in Iloko: Agosto
august in Indonesian: Agustus
august in Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Augusto
august in Interlingue: August
august in Icelandic: Ágúst
august in Italian: Agosto
august in Hebrew: אוגוסט
august in Javanese: Agustus
august in Kannada: ಆಗಸ್ಟ್
august in Georgian: აგვისტო
august in Kashubian: Zélnik
august in Kazakh: Тамыз
august in Cornish: Mys Est
august in Kirghiz: Август
august in Swahili (macrolanguage): Agosti
august in Haitian: Out
august in Kurdish: Gelawêj (meh)
august in Ladino: Agosto
august in Lao: ສິງຫາ
august in Latin: Augustus
august in Latvian: Augusts
august in Luxembourgish: August
august in Lithuanian: Rugpjūtis
august in Ligurian: Agosto
august in Limburgan: Augustus (maond)
august in Lingala: Sánzá ya mwambe
august in Lombard: Agust
august in Hungarian: Augusztus
august in Malagasy: Aogositra
august in Malayalam: ഓഗസ്റ്റ്
august in Maltese: Awissu
august in Maori: Here-turi-kōkā
august in Marathi: ऑगस्ट
august in Malay (macrolanguage): Ogosnah:Tlachicuēiti
august in Dutch: Augustus (maand)
august in Dutch Low Saxon: Augustus
august in Newari: अगस्ट
august in Japanese: 8月
august in Neapolitan: Aùsto
august in Norwegian: August
august in Norwegian Nynorsk: August
august in Narom: Août
august in Novial: Auguste
august in Occitan (post 1500): Agost
august in Pangasinan: August
august in Central Khmer: ខែសីហា
august in Low German: August
august in Polish: Sierpień
august in Portuguese: Agosto
august in Kölsch: Aujußß (Moohnd)
august in Romanian: August
august in Quechua: Chakra yapuy killa
august in Russian: Август
august in Northern Sami: Borgemánnu
august in Scots: August
august in Albanian: Gushti
august in Sicilian: Austu
august in Simple English: August
august in Swati: ÍNgci
august in Slovak: August
august in Slovenian: Avgust
august in Somali: Agoosto
august in Serbian: Август
august in Serbo-Croatian: August (mjesec)
august in Sundanese: Agustus
august in Finnish: Elokuu
august in Swedish: Augusti
august in Tagalog: Agosto
august in Tamil: ஆகஸ்டு
august in Tatar: August
august in Telugu: ఆగష్టు
august in Thai: สิงหาคม
august in Vietnamese: Tháng tám
august in Tajik: Август
august in Tok Pisin: Ogas
august in Turkish: Ağustos
august in Ukrainian: Серпень
august in Urdu: اگست
august in Volapük: Gustul
august in Võro: Põimukuu
august in Walloon: Awousse
august in Vlaams: Ogustus
august in Waray (Philippines): Agosto
august in Yiddish: אויגוסט
august in Yoruba: August
august in Contenese: 8月
august in Samogitian: Rogpjūtis
august in Chinese: 8月
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