Latin numbers are familiar to many English speakers because they have made their way into English like a musical duo of two, an eight-legged octopus or a senior in their 80’s an octogenarian or five babies born to the same mother at the same time “quintuplets” or like the 10th month, December.
Wait a minute! The numbers in Latin are “u:nus” (1), “duo” (2), “tre:s” (3), “quattuor” (4), “quinque” (5), “sex” (6), “septem” (7 ), “octo:” (8), “novem” (9), and ”decem” (10).
So why is the 9th month a seven as in September, the 10th month an eight as in October, the 11th month a nine as in November, and the 12th month a ten as in December?
Two Romans wanted months named after themselves and they wanted them in the summer, so they pushed the rest of the months forward to fit in July named after Julius Caesar and August named after Augustus Caesar.
From the forth coming book: The Meaning of Ten (10) Around the World
by Yair Malino-Goldstein and Kimberly Burnham
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