Origin of English word JANUARY

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[GN → JN]


JANUARY honors the pagan Roman deity Janus. This vigilant deity was known as the guardian of portals. Historically, a JANITOR was a doorkeeper. Latin ianus is a covered arcade or a door; ianua is an outer door. The sense here is protection, not a piece of wood that swings on a hinge.        גנן GaNaN or JaNaN is to cover over or defend (Isaiah37:35); גנונה   GiNOANaH or JiNOANaH is an awning; הגן  HaGaiN or HaJaiN is to defend or protect. Also built on the Gimel-Noon root of defense, מגן MaGeN is a shield (Genesis 15:1). Among Yemenite Jews the ancient Jimel, a lost form of ג     Gimel, is still pronounced.

See  “JUNE” and “JIB .


Latin Iuno  is the goddess Juno, the guardian deity of women. To Latin by way of Edenic Gimel-Noon, this is the source of the month and name JUNE.

A protected place was the first home of our Biblical ancestors – גן עדן    GaN   [A}yDeN (the Garden of Eden). The Hebrew Gimel can be a G or J, just as Geoffry is alternatively Jeffrey. The opposite of a JANITOR (guardsman) is the  גנב GaN aBH (thief - Exodus21:37) who breaks into doors  – see  KNAVE.

גנז   GaNaZ is to hide and secure, גנז GayNeZ are storage chests (Ezekiel 27:24), and the word came to mean a king’s treasury (Esther  3:9).     גנזח GiNZaKH is a treasury. Yinni is to conceal in Chinese;  the ginza (treasury) is Tokyo's financial center.  A better Chinese etymology is a reversal of zang X809 (storing place.  GNZ perfectly matches גניזה GiNeeYZaH storehouse. Persian ganza is a treasure.Russian kazna (M132 metathesis) is also a treasury.

 כנס KaNa$ is to enter, gather or collect (Ecclesiastes 3:5 and see “ECCLIASTIC.”    For more martial, GN protection, Chinese gan  X193 is a shield or defender.  A GUN may be used in defense, but Old Norse gunnr (war) may have come from an earlier culture’s usage,  given the Vikings proclivity to offense rather than defense. The modern Department of Defense has replaced the less politically correct Department of War.

Wayne Simpson’s 2009 book on the historical legacy of Noah cites Morgan  Kavanaugh ( 19th century ):  “ on his [Janus’] coins are often seen a boat and a dove, with a chaplet of olive leaves, or an olive branch."   The Roman Janus seems to have developed from non-Biblical lore about Noah. Similarly,  other ancient pagan deities derived from great men referenced in Genesis, etc. (see VULCAN)..

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