- (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the fourth month of the year, extending from December 21 to January 19.
Origin of Nivôse
1795–1805; < French < Latin nivōsus snowy, equivalent to niv- (stem of nix) snow + -ōsus -ose1
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Examples from the Web for nivose
I do not believe the business is to renew the attempts of Georges, or the snares of the 3d of Nivose.Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II
Fleury de Chaboulon.
- the fourth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from Dec 22 to Jan 20
C18: via French from Latin nivōsus snowy, from nix snow