Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Word Wednesday: "Brumal"

I love the word brumal. It sounds like a fancy color from Rembrandt's palate, but it isn't a shade of sepia at all. Brumal is derived from the Latin brumalis ("of or pertaining to winter solstice; wintry") from bruma ("the winter solstice; winter") from brevima ("the shortest day"). Winter is my favorite season, and you can be sure I will be using brumal some time soon. Brumal is also an anagram for umbral, another great word for another day...


The Lonely Alchemist

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