One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sixth month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from February 19 to March 20.
- ‘So the 1 March is the 12 Ventôse and the 21 September is the Jour complémentaire.’
- ‘The operation on my foot to remove the bullet and the resulting pain made it impossible for me to leave when my brigade moved off on 3rd Ventose.’
French Ventôse, from Latin ventosus ‘windy’, from ventus ‘wind’.
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