Forms: 4 almenak, 6-7 almanache(e, (6 amminick), 7 almanacke, 6-9 -ack, 8- -ac. (Apperas in med.L. as almanch(h in end of 13th c., and soon after (thought it might have been earlier) in most of Rom. langs., It. almanacco, Sp. almanaque, Fr. almanach, the immediate source of which was app. a Spanish Arabic al-manakh, which translates to ‘the climate.