Latin vērnālisfromvērnusfromvērspringwesr̥ in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Entering English in the sense of “pertaining to spring" in 1534: From LatinvernÄlis (“of those things pertaining to the spring"), from vernus (“of spring"), from vÄ“r (“spring"); compare Old French vernal, Frenchvernal.
Vernal Sentence Examples
At the close of evening twilight the angle is greatest about three weeks before the vernal equinox.
At seventeen he wrote his Vernal Walk in imitation of Thomson.
Briefly, it may be explained here that Easter day is the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox.
Not to mention the more vernal flowers, the first might contain the flora of May; the second that of June; the third that of July; and the fourth that of August and the following months.
At Tyre the year was counted from the 19th of our October, at Gaza from the 28th of the same month, and at Damascus from the vernal equinox.