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Adjective. Literary. Early 16th century.
[Latin brumalis, from bruma winter.]
Like winter, wintry.
Noun. Literary. Early 18th century.
[French = fog, from Latin bruma winter.]
Fog, mist, vapour.
Adjective. Literary. Mid-19th century.
[French brumeux from late Latin brumosus, from bruma winter.]
It's not often that the events of the day will determine my chosen word, but such was the pressing fog when I got up this morning, such was the brumous chill that snapped through the air, around my neck and into my lungs, that I knew I couldn't pass by this trio of Latin-rooted words. A strong, clean winter is something beautiful to be cherished: the invigorating morning walks through chilled air that excites clarity of thought and perception, ponderous evening strolls over mist-covered, glistening streets, and nights passed pensively by an open fire, reflective and nostalgic, safe and secure from the biting wind that bellows outside.
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Do you like winter?
Were you familiar with the words brumal, brume and brumous?
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