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brumal

[broo-muh l] /ˈbru məl/
adjective
1.
Origin
1505-1515
1505-15; < Latin brūmālis of, pertaining to winter. See brume, -al1
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brumal

/ˈbruːməl/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, or relating to winter; wintry
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adj.

"belonging to winter," 1510s, from Latin brumalis, from bruma "winter" (see brume). The Latin word also is the ultimate source of Brumaire, second month (Oct. 22-Nov. 20) in calendar of the French Republic, literally "the foggy month," coined 1793 by Fabre d'Eglantine from French brume "fog" (see brume).

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