Frimaire

Frimaire

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Frimaire was the third month in the French Republican Calendar. The month was named after the French word frimas, which means frost.

Frimaire was the third month of the autumn quarter (mois d'automne). It started between November 21 and November 23. It ended between December 20 and December 22. It follows the Brumaire and precedes the Nivôse.

Day Name Table

Like all FRC months, Frimaire lasted 30 days and was divided into three 10-day weeks called décades (decades). Every day had the name of an agricultural plant, except the 5th (Quintidi) and 10th day (Decadi) of every decade, which had the name of a domestic animal (Quintidi) or an agricultural tool (Decadi).

Other exceptions are the 8th day (Honey) and the 11th day (Wax). The original proposal of Fabre d'Églantine was Epicéa (Spruce) for the 8th and Thuya (White Cedar) for the 11th, but the National Convention shifted Honey and Wax from Nivôse to Frimaire thus foiling the original intention.

! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Primidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Duodi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Tridi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Quartidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Quintidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Sextidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Septidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Octidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Nonidi
! align="right" style="background:#e0e0e0;"|Decadi
! colspan=2|1re Décade
! colspan=2|2e Décade
! colspan=2|3e Décade
1. Raiponce (Rampion) 11. Cire (Wax) 21. Érable sucre (Silver Maple)
2. Turneps (Turnip) 12. Raifort (Horseradish) 22. Bruyère (Heather)
3. Chicorée (Chicory) 13. Cèdre (Cedar) 23. Roseau (Reed)
4. Nèfle (Medlar) 14. Sapin (Fir) 24. Oseille (Sorrel)
5. Cochon (Pig) 15. Chevreuil (Roe) 25. Grillon (Cricket)
6. Mâche (Corn Salad) 16. Ajonc (Gorse) 26. Pignon (Pinenut)
7. Chou-fleur (Cauliflower) 17. Cyprès (Cypress) 27. Liège (Cork Oak)
8. Miel (Honey) 18. Lierre (Ivy) 28. Truffe (Truffle)
9. Genièvre (Juniper) 19. Sabine (Savin Juniper) 29. Olive (Olive)
10. Pioche (Pick) 20. Hoyau (Axe) 30. Pelle (Shovel)

Conversion Table

Table for conversion between Republican and
Gregorian Calendar for the month Frimaire
I. II. III. V. VI. VII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
November December
1792 1793 1794 1796 1797 1798
IV. VIII. IX. X. XI. XIII. XIV.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
November December
1795 1799 1800 1801 1802 1804 1805
XII.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
November December
1803

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