Definition of Messidor in English:


Syllabification: Mes·si·dor
Pronunciation: /ˌmesiˈdôr


  • The tenth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from June 19 to July 18.
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    • Out went the old months - January to December - and in came Vendémiaire, Brumaire, Frimaire, Nivôse, Pluviôse, Ventôse, Germinal, Floréal, Prairial, Messidor, Thermidor and Fructidor.
    • I chose to represent Messidor, a summer month that comprised part of June and July.


French, from Latin messis 'harvest' + Greek dōron 'gift'.

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