Aurora, in poetic language, means dawn, according to some dictionaries. How commonly is it used to indicate time? I've mostly encountered by dawn and in the morning and was wondering if that's the ...
I recently encountered: vernal adj. of, in, or appropriate to spring And I truly wonder if there is also equivalents for the other seasons (summer, autumn, and winter). EDIT: I just found ...
I'm in the northern hemisphere. I was organizing some photo albums online and I realized that the album name "Winter 2012" could be considered ambiguous. Are these photos from the first few months of ...
Why is "autumntime" (or "falltime") not a word? wintertime => sure springtime => fine summertime => lovely But apparently autumn/fall has no equivalent. Why?
"Wet seasons" or "cool seasons" don't apply everywhere, and "equinoctial seasons" blur into Winter. "Isothermal seasons"?
I always found it strange that the day which marks the beginning of the season of summer is called "mid-summer", which I understand would mean "middle of summer". While midsummer is on the summer ...
What is the appropriate term to describe the 6-month period between equinoxes, when the earth's axis is tilted towards the sun? Most dictionaries define summer as only the warmest months, June to ...
wintry: characteristic of winter, esp. in feeling or looking very cold and bleak: "a wintry landscape". summery: belonging to or characteristic of or occurring in summer; "summery weather"; ...
Should fall be capitalised in the following? If yes, is it because Fall 2011 is a proper noun? Where should an app be released in Fall 2011? Context. In a Wikipedia article, Avatar (2009 ...
I know that generally autumn is the British term and fall is the American one, but what is the geographical distribution of the two terms outside these countries? I'm fairly sure that no British ...
I’ve heard claims that the word Easter has the same Bronze Age root as east, Ishtar, Astarte, and ultimately star. Is this the correct etymology of the word Easter?
When you are writing about the seasons, should you capitalize their names? For example, would you say: I love the colors of the leaves in Autumn. Or should you say: I love the colors of the ...