- of or relating to winter; wintry.
Origin of hiemal
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Related Words for hiemaldesolate, frozen, freezing, chilly, icy, frigid, bleak, frosty, wintry, crisp, snowy, brisk, raw, cool, bitter, intense, chilled, arctic, keen, cutting
- a less common word for hibernal
Word Origin for hiemal
C16: from Latin hiems winter; see hibernate
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"pertaining to winter," 1550s, from Latin hiems "winter" (see hibernation).
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