- of or relating to winter; wintry.
Origin of hiemal
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- a less common word for hibernal
C16: from Latin hiems winter; see hibernate
Word Origin and History for hiemal
"pertaining to winter," 1550s, from Latin hiems "winter" (see hibernation).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper