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hiemal

[ hahy-uh-muhl ]
/ ˈhaɪ ə məl /
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Definition of hiemal

adjective
of or relating to winter; wintry.
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Origin of hiemal

1550–60; <Latin hiemālis pertaining to winter, equivalent to hiem(s) winter (akin to Greek chiṓn snow, cheimṓn winter, Sanskrit hima cold, frost, snow) + -ālis-al1; see hibernal
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British Dictionary definitions for hiemal

hiemal
/ (ˈhaɪəməl) /

adjective
a less common word for hibernal

Word Origin for hiemal

C16: from Latin hiems winter; see hibernate
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