Definition of Vendemiaire in English:

Vendemiaire

Line breaks: Ven¦demi|aire
Pronunciation: /vɛnˌdɛmɪˈɛː
 
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(also Vendémiaire /vɑ̃demjɛʀ/)

noun

The first month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from 22 September to 21 October.
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  • This system also had new names for the months - Vendemiaire for September, Fructidor for August - and lasted until Napoleon re-established the Gregorian Calendar in 1806.
  • By the law of 16 Vendemiaire, Year 2 of the Republic it was laid down that the weight of the new currency should be defined in terms of the kilogram (initially one hundredth).
  • 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 Latin vindemia 'vintage'.

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