Dutch term – Xber or Xbris

In old records, you may find the word Xber or Xbris for the month. This means December or Decembris [Latin].

The names of the months were established when the start of the year was in March and December was the tenth month. Do not confuse Xber for October, the tenth month of our current calendar.

December. Image credits: Koninklijke Bibliotheek

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