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Frimaire

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noun

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


Frimaire

/ frimɛr /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Frimaire1

1830–40; < French, equivalent to frim ( as ) hoarfrost, derivative of Old French frim (< Germanic; compare Old English hrim rime 2 ) + -aire -ary
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Frimaire1

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

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