What does Thermidor mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Thermidor(noun)

    eleventh month of the Revolutionary calendar (July and August); the month of heat


  1. Thermidor(ProperNoun)

    The eleventh month of the French Republican Calendar, from July 19 or 20 to August 18 or 19.

  2. Origin: From θέρμη + δῶρον.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thermidor(noun)

    the eleventh month of the French republican calendar, -- commencing July 19, and ending August 17. See the Note under Vendemiaire


  1. Thermidor

    Thermidor was the eleventh month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the French word thermal which comes from the Greek word "thermos" which means heat. Thermidor was the second month of the summer quarter. It started July 19 or 20. It ended August 17 or 18. It follows the Messidor and precedes the Fructidor. During Year 2, it was sometimes called Fervidor. Because of the Thermidorian reaction — 9 Thermidor Year II — the overthrow of revolutionary radical Maximilien Robespierre and his followers in that month, the word "Thermidor" has come to mean a retreat from more radical goals and strategies during a revolution, especially when caused by a replacement of leading personalities.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thermidor

    ther-mi-dōr′, n. the eleventh month in the calendar of the first French Republic, lasting from the 19th of July to the 18th of August. The 9th Thermidor of the Republican year 2 (July 27, 1794) is historically memorable as the date of Robespierre's fall and the termination of the Reign of Terror.—n. Thermidō′rian, one who took part in this fortunate coup d'état.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thermidor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Thermidor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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