[thur-mi-dawr; French ter-mee-dawr]
Also called Fervidor. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the 11th month of the year, extending from July 19 to August 17.
Origin of Thermidor
< Greek thérm(ē
) heat + dôr(on
) gift; cf. -i-
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Examples from the Web for thermidor
Historical Examples of thermidor
My trial and death are fixed the third day from this,—the 10th Thermidor.
The tyrant has fixed all his schemes of slaughter for the 10th of Thermidor.
And you will keep Barabant's name until the 10th of Thermidor?
But I suppose you were pardoned out after the Tenth Thermidor.
Twenty-one in all were condemned on the 10 Thermidor and taken in carts to the guillotine.
British Dictionary definitions for thermidor
the month of heat: the eleventh month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from July 20 to Aug 18Also: Fervidor
Word Origin for Thermidor
C19: from French, from Greek thermē heat + dōron gift
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