Where did the word moon come from? - Deepstash

Where did the word moon come from?

Where did the word moon come from?

Where did the word moon come from?

The earth has just one moon. It is best known as the moon in English speaking world because people in ancient times used the moon to measure the passing of the months.

The word moon can be traced to the word mōna, an Old English word from medieval times. Mōna shares its origins with the Latin words metri, which means to measure, and mensis, which means month.

So, we see that the moon is called the moon because it is used to measure the months.

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