brume

[broom]

Origin of brume

1800–10; < French: fog < Provençal bruma < Latin brūma winter, orig. winter solstice, contraction of *brevima (diēs) shortest (day); see breve
Related formsbru·mous [broo-muh s] /ˈbru məs/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for brumous

Historical Examples of brumous

  • The two men did not speak as the car rolled through the brumous night.

    The Unknown Quantity

    Henry van Dyke

  • But nobody has blown away from the matter its brumous encompassment and let in the light upon it It is very simple.

  • We slept on two seats in the smoker, and got to Weehawken in the brumous chill of a winter dawn—still wearing our tie.

    Plum Pudding

    Christopher Morley

  • You can hear wild fowl calling far up in the brumous smother which hides the lift.

    Patsy

    S. R. Crockett


British Dictionary definitions for brumous

brume

noun
  1. poetic heavy mist or fog
Derived Formsbrumous, adjective

Word Origin for brume

C19: from French: mist, winter, from Latin brūma, contracted from brevissima diēs the shortest day
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Word Origin and History for brumous

brume

n.

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

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