Borrowed from French brume, from Latin brūma (“winter solstice; winter; winter cold”). Brūma is derived from brevima, brevissima (“shortest”), the superlative of brevis (“brief; short”) (the winter solstice being the shortest day of the year), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *mréǵʰus (“brief, short”).
- (literary) Mist, fog, vapour.
- 1972, All around their bubble of stupidity I could feel the brume of the dragon. — John Gardner, Grendel (André Deutsch 1972, p. 77)
brume f (plural brumes)
- → English: brume
- “brume” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- plural of