Examples of an almanac include the Time Almanac and the Farmers' Almanac.
Origin of almanac
- Middle English almenak from Medieval Latin almanach from medieval scientific Arabic al-manāḫ the calendar Arabic al- the medieval scientific Arabic manāḫ calendar (variant of Arabic munāḫ halting place, caravan stop (probably applied metaphorically to the position of celestial bodies), abode) (from ’anāḫa to make (a camel) lie down) (from nāḫa to lie down, rest nwḫ in Semitic roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old French almanach, from Medieval Latin almanachus, from Andalusian Arabic [script?] (almanak, “almanac, calendar”), from Arabic المناخ (al-manāx, “climate”), from Late Ancient Greek ἀλμενιχιακά (almenikhiaka, “calendar”), probably ultimately of Coptic origin. Possibly the central syllable -man- is cognate with moon and month, or else was influenced by Proto-Indo-European *mens- (“moon, month”), from Proto-Indo-European base *me- (to measure).