Goodbye August

The best month of the year has reached its end.Les_Très_Riches_Heures_du_duc_de_Berry_aout
Here, from Wiki P, are borrowed a selection of the other names it is known by…

* In Arabic, the month is called أغسطس ʾUġusṭuṣ or آب ʾĀb;
* In Bulgarian, the month is known as Август
* In Chinese, the month is known as 八月 meaning, simply, “eighth month.”
* In Croatian, the month is called kolovoz
* In Dhivehi, the month is called Augastu
* In Dutch the month is called Augustus
* In Estonian the month is called august
* In Finnish, the month is called elokuu, meaning “month of reaping” or literally, “month of life”.
* In French, the month is called août derived from the Latin augustus.
* In Greek, the month is called Avgoustos (Αύγουστος’)
* In Indonesian, the month is known as Agustus
* In Irish, August is known as Lúnasa, a modern rendition of Lughnasadh, from the god Lugh.
* In Japanese, the month is called hachigatsu (八月), meaning, simply, “eighth month.”
* In Korean, the month is called parwol (팔월, 八月) meaning, simply, “eighth month.”
* In Malay, the month is known as Ogos
* In Polish, the month is called sierpień, meaning “month of sickle”.
* In Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, the month is called agosto.
* In Romanian, the month is called august
* In Spanish the month is called “agosto”
* In Swedish, the month is named augusti, literally plural of the Latin augustus – “the venerable”.
* In Thai, the month is called Sing-ha-kom representing the Singha (lion)
* In Vietnamese, the month is called Thang Tam
* In Welsh, the month is called Awst

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  1. Randy Russell

    The horses have their legs on the same sides of their bodies. They would tip over, if real.

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