Origin of brumalClassical Latin brumalis ; from bruma, winter, shortest day of the year ; from an unverified form brevima ; from brevissima, superlative of brevis, brief
Origin of brumalLatin br&umacron;malis, from br&umacron;ma, winter, from *brevima (di&emacron;s), the shortest (day) or winter solstice, archaic superlative of brevis, short; see mregh-u- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more brumal, superlative most brumal)
- belonging to winter; winter-like
- characteristic or related to winter
- occurring in winter
From Latin brūmālis (“of or pertaining to the winter solstice; wintry”), from brūma (“the winter solstice; winter”), which is a contraction of *brevima (“the shortest (day)”).