Share this entry
Messidor Line breaks: Mes¦si|dor
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsɪdɔː/

Definition of Messidor in English:


The tenth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 19 June to 18 July.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Definition of Messidor in:
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.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources