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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Definitions for hiemal

  1. Of or pertaining to winter; wintry.

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Citations for hiemal
Since snow and frost lasted from October well into April, no wonder the mean of my school memories is definitely hiemal. Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory
We took hours to make camp and hours to break camp, and in between tottered like children across the immensity of that bleak and hiemal playground. Beryl Bainbridge, The Birthday Boys
Origin of hiemal
1550-1560
Hiemal is derived from the Sanskrit word hima meaning “cold, frost, snow.”