Origin of gelid
Examples from the Web for gelid
Wagtail and Gelid had followed me on deck, and were now assisting their servants in putting the muskets in order.
Wagtail, too, was soon 98 obliged to beat a retreat, but Gelid remained firm as a rock.
On its margin grows an odorous moss, while its gelid and translucent waters are esteemed a remedy for many disorders.Guy Fawkes|William Harrison Ainsworth
She seemed to be unable to tear herself away from the sight of the austere Aniene, with its gelid waters.The conquest of Rome|Matilde Serao
Under a grey sky, glooming to purple, the gelid water writhed nakedly.The Trail of '98|Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for gelid
Word Origin for gelid
Word Origin and History for gelid
c.1600, from Latin gelidus "icy cold," from gelum "frost, intense cold" (see cold (adj.)).