Frimaire

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/ friˈmɛr /

noun

(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the third month of the year, extending from November 21 to December 20.

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

/ French (frimɛr) /

noun

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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