Definition of Brumaire in English:

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Brumaire

Pronunciation: /bruːˈmɛː/
Pronunciation: /bʀymɛʀ/

noun

The second month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 22 October to 20 November.
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'.

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