[broo-muh l]


Origin of brumal

First recorded in 1505–15, brumal is from the Latin word brūmālis of, pertaining to winter. See brume, -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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of, characteristic of, or relating to winter; wintry
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Word Origin and History for brumal

"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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