noun ( pl. -aries)
the first month of the year.
ORIGIN Old English , from Latin Januarius (mensis) ‘(month) of Janus ’ (see Janus ), the Roman god who presided over gates, doors and beginnings.
Happy January! In the spirit of Janus, consider what gateway you’d like to step through. What is beginning in your life and what would you like to start? Each night is another opportunity to step through the doorway of your dreams, into new ways of seeing, perceiving and conceiving your life and experiences.