Frimaire

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Origin of Frimaire

1830–40; < French, equivalent to frim(as) hoarfrost, derivative of Old French frim (< Germanic; compare Old English hrim rime2) + -aire -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for frimaire

Frimaire

noun
  1. the frosty month: the third month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Nov 22 to Dec 21

Word Origin for Frimaire

C19: from French, from frimas hoarfrost, from Old French frim, of Germanic origin; related to Old Norse hrīm rime 1
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