Definitions

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  • proper n. The third month of the French Republican Calendar, from late November to late December.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The third month of the French republican calendar. It commenced November 21, and ended December 20., See vendémiaire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The third month of the French revolutionary calendar (see calendar), beginning, in the year 1793, on November 21st, and ending December 20th.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. third month of the Revolutionary calendar (November and December); the frosty month

Etymologies

From Latin frimas (frost) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Timor, Baton Island, and the delightful Sauva Island, were successively passed; and finally, upon the 16th "Frimaire," the western extremity of the south-western coast of New Holland, which was discovered by Leuwin in 1622, was sighted.

    Celebrated Travels and Travellers Part 2. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

  • WHEN REAR ADMIRAL Pléville Le Pelley, minister of marine, agreed to meet with Citizen Samson Boyle, inventor, on the morning of the third of Frimaire at the former convent of the Little Fathers, Mr. Boyle was thrilled.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • It was the fourth of Frimaire; she could not remember the real date.

    The Mistaken Wife

  • Beginning with that period November 24, 1793 or 3rd Frimaire in Year II, the churches of Paris were closed and the public reading of the Bible forbidden.

    [reason and enlightenment] the greatest joke perpetrated on man

  • Law of 14 Frimaire centralizing power in the hands of the Committee of Public Safety

    Chronology

  • Convention passed the Law of 14 Frimaire, greatly centralizing power in the hands of the Committee of Public Safety and granting it formal authority over foreign policy.

    Annotations

  • Following the law of 14 Frimaire, in December alone over 6,000 prisoners were executed, a number in what was called the "national bath" - tied in groups in barges and then sunk into the Loire.

    Genocide in the Vendee

  • Frimaire; year XIII; Coronation of the Emperor Napoleon by his

    Five Weeks in a Balloon

  • The names of the months were changed as well: Vendémiaire (the month of vintage), Brumaire (the month of fog), Frimaire (the month of frost) and so forth.

    Tales of Passion, Tales of Woe

  • December 1799 (22d Frimaire, year VIII.), and accepted by the people on the 7th of February 1800 (18th Pluviose, year VIII.).

    Complete Project Gutenberg Collection of Memoirs of Napoleon

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