brumous

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Etymology[edit]

brume +‎ -ous, probably modelled after French brumeux (foggy, hazy, misty),[1] from Late Latin brūmosus (wintry),[2] from Latin brūma (winter solstice; winter; winter cold) + -ōsus (suffix forming adjectives from nouns). 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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brumous (comparative more brumous, superlative most brumous)

  1. (literary) Foggy or misty; wintry. [from mid 19th c.]

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  1. ^ brumous, adj.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, December 2016.
  2. ^ brumous” (US) / “brumous” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.