brume

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See also: brumé and brumë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French brume, from Latin brūma (winter solstice; winter; winter cold). Brūma is derived from brevima, brevissima (shortest), the superlative of brevis (brief; short) (the winter solstice being the shortest day of the year), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (brief, short).

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brume (countable and uncountable, plural brumes)

  1. (literary) Mist, fog, vapour.
    • 1972, All around their bubble of stupidity I could feel the brume of the dragon. — John Gardner, Grendel (André Deutsch 1972, p. 77)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French brume, borrowed from Latin brūma (winter), possibly through the intermediate of Old Occitan bruma.

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  • IPA(key): /bʁym/
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Noun[edit]

brume f (plural brumes)

  1. mist, haze, fog

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  • English: brume

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brume f

  1. plural of bruma

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