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Januar, n. Also : Januare, Janvar, Janwar, Janewar(e, Janivar. [ME. Januare (15th c.), e.m.E. Janivare (1556). Cf. Januer and Jenuer.] The month of January. (a) This tventy day of Januare; 1388 Slater Early Sc. Texts No. 12.
The Setterday the tent day of Januar; 1410 Reg. Episc. Brechin I. 31.
On Vphaly da the vj Januar; 1490 Treas. Acc. I. 174.
Come nevir ȝit May … Bot Januar come; Dunb. xii. 18.
One Tisday, the vii day of Januar; 1521–2 Wemyss Chart. 150.
Gud day, Sir Johne, whill Januar; Knox I. 378 margin.
The sessioun haldin the 6 of Janivar; 1605 Dundonald Par. Rec. 68.
The sessioun haldin the 20 of Janvar; Ib. 69.
In the moneth of Januar, according to the new calcull 1575; Hist. Jas. VI 151.
The xxiii day of Janwar; Chron. Kings 122.
Yee shall shortlie perceiue a spring Januar of joy, after this dead December of distresses; Boyd Last B. 104.
It was in Januar or December; 1666 Bk. Pasquils 232.
For Janwar, Febrnar, and Mar.; 1667 Lamont Diary 246.
(b) This xvii of Janeware; 1547–8 Corr. M. Lorraine 212.
For keiping of Janet Robisone the moneth of Janewar and Febrewar; 1661–2 Peebles B. Rec. II. 202.

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