vernal


vernal

adjective

  1. of or relating to spring: vernal sunshine.
  2. appearing or occurring in spring: vernal migratory movements.
  3. appropriate to or suggesting spring; springlike: vernal greenery.
  4. belonging to or characteristic of youth: vernal longings.

adjective

  1. of or occurring in spring
  2. poetic of or characteristic of youth; fresh
adj.

“pertaining to spring,” 1530s, from Latin vernalis “of the spring,” from vernus “of spring,” from ver “spring,” from PIE *wesr- “spring” (cf. Old Norse var “spring,” Greek ear, Sanskrit vasantah, Persian bahar, Old Church Slavonic vesna “spring,” Lithuanian vasara “summer”).

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