brumal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj brumal characteristic of or relating to winter "bears in brumal sleep"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Brumal Of or pertaining to winter. "The brumal solstice."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • brumal Belonging to winter; wintry; hibernal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Brumal relating to winter
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. brumalis, fr. bruma, winter: cf. F. brumal,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. bruma, winter, contr. from brevima, the shortest day.

Usage

In literature:

He shivers in the brumal blast; hungry, he chirps before your door.
"Bygone Beliefs" by H. Stanley Redgrove
Brumales laete ut possint producere noctes.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
He shivers in brumal blasts, and hungry he chirps before your door.
"Welsh Folk-Lore a Collection of the Folk-Tales and Legends of North Wales" by Elias Owen
He shivers in the brumal blast; hungry he chirps before your door.
"Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore" by Charles Hardwick
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In poetry:

The niveous hauteur of that face
Bespoke the brumal inner man;
And, in its chill hyemal grace,
His pose was quite Siberian.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis
"Thou art a phantom,
A shape of the sea-mist,
A shape of the brumal
Rain, and the darkness
Fearful and formless;
Day dawns and thou art not!
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 1. The Musician's Tale; The Saga of King Olaf XXII. -- The Nun Of Nida" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It froze them with its brumal blast;
Like avalanches there it rang.
Then through the door he calmly passed,
And banged it with a snow-clad bang.
"The Impervious Iceberg" by C J Dennis