Why are the months March, May and August different from any other month?
#112056. Asked by mmrrll. (Jan 12 10 6:25 AM)
This is one of those sphinx type riddle questions. I'll take a crack at it.|
The best I can come up with is the three months can double as English words. March is a noun meaning military procession, may is an auxiliary verb denoting possibility (I may have a grasp on this riddle), and august is an adjective meaning "marked by a majestic dignity or grandeur" (merriam-webster.com).
The other months don't have word meanings independent of their month names, except in combination cases like "june bug". Hope this makes some sense. Good question.
January -- Janus's month|
February -- month of Februa
Intercalaris -- inter-calendar month
March -- Mars' month
April -- Aphrodite's month
May -- Maia's month
June -- Juno's month
July -- Julius Caesar's month
August -- Augustus Caesar's month
September -- the seventh month
October -- the eighth month
November -- the nineth month
December -- the tenth month
The months asked for have 31 days, however, so do January, July, October and December.
More information on the months is found here "-
Though no correlation between these particular months is mentioned..