Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seventh month of the Attic year. It consisted of thirty days, and corresponded to the latter half of January and the first part of February.
“Ballad xvi; what a chameleon is, was thus explained in a Vocabulary of the fifteenth century: "Hic gamelion, animal varii coloris et sola aere vivit -- _a buttyrfle_" (Th. Wright, "Vocabularies," 1857, 4to, p, 220).”
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