[thur-mi-dawr; French ter-mee-dawr]
Origin of Thermidor
1820–30; < French < Greek thérm(ē) heat + dôr(on) gift; cf. -i-
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The tyrant has fixed all his schemes of slaughter for the 10th of Thermidor.
My trial and death are fixed the third day from this,—the 10th Thermidor.
And you will keep Barabant's name until the 10th of Thermidor?In the Name of Liberty
But I suppose you were pardoned out after the Tenth Thermidor.When a Cobbler Ruled a King
Augusta Huiell Seaman
Twenty-one in all were condemned on the 10 Thermidor and taken in carts to the guillotine.The Theory of Social Revolutions
- the month of heat: the eleventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from July 20 to Aug 18Also: Fervidor
C19: from French, from Greek thermē heat + dōron gift
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