Brumaire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Brumaire second month of the Revolutionary calendar (October and November); the month of mist
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Brumaire The second month of the calendar adopted by the first French republic. It began thirty days after the autumnal equinox. See Vendemiaire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brumaire The second month in the calendar adopted by the first French republic, beginning October 22d and ending November 20th (1793).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Brumaire brōōmār′ the second month in the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Oct. 22 to Nov. 20.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. L. bruma, winter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. brume, fog—L. bruma, winter.

Usage

In literature:

So we come to Paris, by river, along in November, which the French had christened Brumaire.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
Under the Code of Brumaire of the year IV., this body was known as the examining jury, as distinguished from the trying jury.
"Scenes from a Courtesan's Life" by Honore de Balzac
Our 18th Brumaire ought to be prepared beforehand.
"An Historical Mystery" by Honore de Balzac
Sieyes and Bonaparte effected their purpose on the 9th and 10th of November, the 18th and 19th of Brumaire.
"The French Revolution" by R. M. Johnston
It was for that that he accomplished the 18th Brumaire.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
You hadn't the same respect for the Chambers on the eighteenth Brumaire.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
It was celebrated six years afterwards on the 18th Brumaire of the year VIII.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
This was on the ninth of November, 1799, usually called 18th Brumaire.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Transferred to Oleron in 1799, he owed his liberty to Napoleon, after the 18th Brumaire.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The conspiracy of Brumaire would have failed at the deciding moment but for the Abbe.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Yes, the Duke's grandsire was the eighteenth Brumaire!
"L'Aiglon" by Edmond Rostand
The upheaval of Brumaire is unique in French history.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
So we come to Paris, by river; along in November, which the French had christened Brumaire.
"Rewards and Fairies" by Rudyard Kipling
The amnesty of the 4th Brumaire of the year IV.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Six weeks after the victory of Zurich came the 18th Brumaire, and Napoleon's accession to the consulate.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
After the 18th Brumaire he refused the pardon offered by the First Consul.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The 4th Brumaire, year IV (October 26, 1795), the Convention pronounced its own dissolution.
"The Sword of Honor, volumes 1 & 2" by Eugène Sue
On the 18th Brumaire of the year VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7" by Various
Alter the revolution of the 18th Brumaire he was chosen a senator by Napoleon and created a count.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 4" by Various
The famous 18 Brumaire An VIII.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 2" by Various
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