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Nivôse

[ nee-vohz ]
/ niˈvoʊz /
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noun

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

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Origin of Nivôse

1795–1805; <French <Latin nivōsus snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ōsus-ose1

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Nivôse
/ French (nivoz) /

noun

the fourth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Dec 22 to Jan 20

Word Origin for Nivôse

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