brume

 

It’s interesting to see the paths a word takes – where it begins and where it settles, for now.

Brume means fog or mist, and comes to English from the 14th Century French brume (fog or mist), from Old French brume, which meant wintertime.

But we start with the Latin bruma, winter, which the online etymology dictionary, among others, suggests comes from breavis, meaning short: winter’s days being the shortest of the year.

(Image: Philip Wolfhagen, Drawing the Light in II, 2008, available here.)

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