Frimaire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Frimaire third month of the Revolutionary calendar (November and December); the frosty month
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Frimaire The third month of the French republican calendar. It commenced November 21, and ended December 20., See Vendémiaire.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Frimaire The third month of the French revolutionary calendar (see calendar), beginning, in the year 1793, on November 21st, and ending December 20th.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Frimaire frē-mār′ the third month of the French revolutionary calendar, Nov. 21-Dec. 20.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. frimas, hoarfrost
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. frimas, frost.

Usage

In literature:

Letter of Vacheron, Frimaire 15, year II.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Hippolyte A. Taine
On the "11 Frimaire an 13" Napoleon and Josephine were jointly crowned at Paris, by the pope.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
This particular November is dark indeed, for it is November of the year 1793, Frimaire of the Terror.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
HOURCOURT (Vosges), 4 Frimaire, an VIII.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 33, November 1877" by Various
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