Word Origin and History for February n. late 14c., from Latin februarius mensis "month of purification," from februa"purifications, expiatory rites" (plural of februum), of unknown origin, said to be a Sabine word. The last month of the ancient (pre-450 B.C.E.) Roman calendar, so named in reference to the Roman feast of purification, held on the ides of the month. In Britain, replaced Old English solmonað "mudmonth." English first (c.1200) borrowed it from Old French Feverier, which yielded feoverel before a respelling to conform to Latin.
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Actress Elizabeth Taylor starred in films like Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and BUtterfield 8. Born in London on February 27, 1932, Elizabeth Taylor made her film debut in One Born Every Minute (1942) and achieved stardom with National Velvet (1944). Although she won Academy Awards for her work in BUtterfield 8 (1960) and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1965), Taylor was just as famous for her many marriages, extensive jewelry collection and stunning violet eyes.