brume

brume

[broom]
noun
mist; fog.

Origin:
1800–10; < French: fog < Provençal bruma < Latin brūma winter, orig. winter solstice, contraction of *brevima (diēs) shortest (day); see breve

brumous [broo-muhs] , adjective
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brume (bruːm)
 
n
poetic heavy mist or fog
 
[C19: from French: mist, winter, from Latin brūma, contracted from brevissima diēs the shortest day]
 
'brumous
 
adj

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brume
"fog, mist," 1808, from Fr. brume "fog" (14c.), in O.Fr., "wintertime," from L. bruma "winter," perhaps with an original sense "season of the shortest day," from *brevima, contracted from brevissima, superl. of brevis "short" (see brief (adj.)).
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