September is so named because it was the seventh month in the Roman calendar.
September blows soft, / Till the fruit's in the loft. / Forgotten, month past, / Doc now at the last.
Eat and drink less, / And buy a knife at Michaelmas.
To be "Septembered" is to be multihued in autumnal colors; as Blackmore wrote: "His honest face was Septembered with many a vintage."
Poor Robin's Almanac (1666) stated, "Now, Libra weighs the days and night in an equal balance, so that there is not a hair's breadth difference betwixt them in length; this moneth having an R in it, Oysters come again in season."
The Irish name Meán Fómhair means "midautumn."
Austin O'Malley (1858-1932)