Word of the Day Archive
Tuesday August 19, 2008
aestival \ES-tuh-vuhl\ , adjective:
Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival diseases. [Spelled also estival.]
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
From the Latin æstas, summer. Also from æstas: