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 brūmālis from brūma winter from brevima (diēs) 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)”).