Definition of Messidor in English:

Messidor

Line breaks: Mes¦si|dor
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛsɪdɔː
 
, mɛsidɔʀ/

noun

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

Origin

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

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