Definition of Prairial in English:

Prairial

Line breaks: Prair|ial
Pronunciation: /ˈprɛːrɪəl
 
, pʀɛʀjal/

noun

  • The ninth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 20 May to 18 June.
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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.

Origin

French, from prairie 'meadow'.

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