Vendémiaire

[ vahn-dey-myer ]
/ vɑ̃ deɪˈmyɛr /

noun

(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the first month of the year, extending from September 22 to October 21.

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Origin of Vendémiaire

< French, equivalent to vendémi- (< Latin vindēmia vintage) + -aire -ary
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Vendémiaire
/ French (vɑ̃demjɛr) /

noun

the month of the grape harvest: the first month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Sept 23 to Oct 22

Word Origin for Vendémiaire

C18: from French, from Latin vindēmia vintage, from vīnum wine + dēmere to take away
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