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Nivôse

[ nee-vohz ]

noun

  1. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the fourth month of the year, extending from December 21 to January 19.


Nivôse

/ nivoz /

noun

  1. the fourth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Dec 22 to Jan 20
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nivôse1

1795–1805; < French < Latin nivōsus snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix ) snow + -ōsus -ose 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of Nivôse1

C18: via French from Latin nivōsus snowy, from nix snow
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Example Sentences

I do not believe the business is to renew the attempts of Georges, or the snares of the 3d of Nivose.

A datter du premier nivose toutes ces loges seront payes par ceux qui les occupent.

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