One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The eleventh month of the French Republican calendar (1793–1805), originally running from July 19 to August 17.
- ‘After the 9th of Thermidor, he was one of the few who did not turn his back on the years of the Terror.’
- ‘With the 9th of Thermidor, the machinery of the Jacobin republic was dismantled.’
- ‘On the ‘ninth and tenth Thermidor of the sixth year of the First French Republic’ - 27-28 July, 1798 that is - the first fruits of Napoleon's plunder from Italy reached Paris.’
- ‘After aiding the Jacobins in their quest for a republican democracy, they were told to go home following the death of Robespierre on the Ninth of Thermidor.’
- ‘A friend of Robespierre's brother, he was arrested following the coup d’état of 9 Thermidor and imprisoned for a time.’
- ‘Ironically, perhaps, the last collective act of the clubs was to celebrate the anniversary of 9-10 Thermidor.’
- 1.1 A reaction of moderates following a revolution, such as that which occurred in Paris on 9 Thermidor (July 27) 1794 and resulted in the fall of Robespierre.
French, from Greek thermē ‘heat’ + dōron ‘gift’.
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