Definition of Brumaire in English:

Share this entry

Brumaire

Pronunciation: /bro͝oˈmer/

noun

The second month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from October 22 to November 20.
Example sentences
  • Time itself was changed and months from the revolutionary calendar, denoting crucial events in Thermidor or Brumaire, were also added to the lexicon.
  • It ended with Napoleon's coup d'état on 18 Brumaire.
  • With the coup d'état of the 18th Brumaire 1799, which brought Bonaparte to power, Paine was again under suspicion.

Origin

French, from brume 'mist'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.