gelid

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First attested in 1630. From Latin gelidus (cold), from gelu (frost).

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gelid (comparative more gelid, superlative most gelid)

  1. Very cold; icy or frosty.
    • New Yorker. (Can we date this quote?)
      A man of gelid reserve.
    • 2005, Robert Jordan, Knife of Dreams:
      In the worst of summer the tower remained cool, yet the air seemed feverish and gelid when sisters of different Ajahs came too close.

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gelid n (plural gelederen)

  1. an organizational rank, especially a military rank

Noun[edit]

gelid n (plural geleden)

  1. a joint, a point of articulation

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