Definition of Februarius mensis
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LNS
Februārius mensis, Februārius mensis
februum
noun (., indeclinable declension)
  1. the month of expiation
  2. February
Abbreviations
Februārius (in Inscr. sometimes written FEBRARIVS), ii, m., or Februāri-us mensis februum, the month of expiation (because on the 15th of this month the great feast of expiation and purification, Februa, was held), February, until the time of the decemvirs the last month of the Roman year, since then the second: ab diis inferis Februarius appellatus, quod tum his parentetur, Varr. L. L. 6, § 34 Mull.; Ov. F. 2, 31 sq.; Cic. Leg. 2, 21, 54; Sall. C. 18, 6; Paul. ex Fest. p. 85 Mull., v. februum.

—Adj.: Nonis Februariis, of February, Varr. L. L. 6, § 13 Mull.: ab Idibus Februariis, Plin. 17, 18, 30, 136.
 
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