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Vendémiaire

[vahn-dey-myer]
noun
  1. (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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Historical Examples of vendemiaire

  • We had a fight there last Vendemiaire with the Gars and his brigands.

    The Chouans

    Honore de Balzac

  • He signed Buonaparte even after the famous 13th Vendemiaire.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

  • We arrived in Paris on the 24th Vendemiaire (the 16th of October).

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete

    Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne

  • Even his fellow-regicides, even the authors of the slaughter of Vendemiaire and of the arrests of Fructidor, were ashamed of him.

  • He is the officer who commanded the troops of the Convention on the Thirteenth Vendemiaire.


British Dictionary definitions for vendemiaire

Vendémiaire

noun
  1. the month of the grape harvest: the first month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Sept 23 to Oct 22
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Word Origin for Vendémiaire

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