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Nivôse

[nee-vohz] /niˈvoʊz/
noun
1.
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the fourth month of the year, extending from December 21 to January 19.
Origin of Nivôse
1795-1805
1795-1805; < French < Latin nivōsus snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ōsus -ose1
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Nivôse

/nivoz/
noun
1.
the fourth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Dec 22 to Jan 20
Word Origin
C18: via French from Latin nivōsus snowy, from nix snow
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