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Thursday, April 09, 2015

Definitions for brume

  1. mist; fog.

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Citations for brume
The silver brume swirled around the hedge, thickening… L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Gravity Dreams, 1999
On the threshold, I was afraid of losing sight of Jorge, who was about to be swallowed up by the fog, but the other two, heading in the opposite direction, were also on the verge of vanishing into the brume. Umberto Eco, The Name of the Rose, translated by William Weaver, 1983
Origin of brume
Brume entered English in the 1800s. By way of French and Provençal, it stems from the Latin word brūma, which means "winter" and is a contraction of brevima diēs meaning "shortest day."