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 Janua’rius (St.).Ja nus. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jan’uary.
 
The mouth dedicated by the Romans to Janus (q.v.). Janus had two faces, and January could look back to the year past, and forwards to the current year.   1
 


 Janua’rius (St.).Ja nus. 

 
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