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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

aestival

\ES-tuh-vuhl\ , adjective;
1.
Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival diseases. [Spelled also estival.]
Quotes:
Far to the north and hemmed in against the Russian Bear, it is easy to overlook this land of lakes, forests, and aestival white nights.
-- [i.e. Finland],
You generally get true summer in August: this year it has been unusually æstival.
-- M. Collins,
Origin:
From the Latin æstas, summer. Also from æstas:
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