Dutch term – 9ber or 9bris

In old records, you may find the word 9ber or 9bris for the month. This means November or Novembris [Latin].

The names of the months were established when the start of the year was in March and November was the ninth month. Do not confuse 9ber for September, the ninth month of our current calendar.

November. Image credits: Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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  1. Cool tip! Thanks 🙂 Makes sense now I think of it…

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