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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).


I just found aestival n. relating to summer.

Please feel free to contribute words that have the similar/same meaning to spring and summer even though I have found those.

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    Well, there is autumnal. And wintery. – bib Jan 23 '15 at 2:54
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    There is wintry and hibernal. – Erik Kowal Jan 23 '15 at 3:22
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    Vernal and Autumnal both have a named Equinox (Lat pl Equinoctes, English pl Equinoxes), but Hibernal and (A)Estival don't seem to have attached to the Solstices. Perhaps that's because the plural of solstice is just solstices, regular as clockwork. – John Lawler Jan 23 '15 at 3:35
  • Hibernating critters and estivating critters need never meet. :) – tchrist Jan 23 '15 at 3:46
  • What about "spicy"? Covers all the seasons, doesn't it? – Hot Licks Jan 23 '15 at 4:03

To complement the other suggestions:

Summer: summery, pre-summery (ex. hot "summery temperatures"), summerly (that works as adv. and adj.) // Spring: spring-like/springlike, pre-springlike // winter: brumal (literary) // autumn: autumn-like //

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