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Winter

Winter is the name for the coldest season of the year that comes from Proto-Germanic *wintruz (winter) though the etymology behind it is uncertain. It’s possible that it derives from PIE *wend-, the root word of *wed- (wet, water). It’s also possible that it may be derived from Proto-Celtic *windos (white). Winter is also a surname, likely originating as a nickname for someone who had a gloomy or frosty personality. Winter is also an anglicized form of Mac Giolla-Gheimhridh, a Gaelic surname meaning “son of the lad of winter”, geimhreadh being the Irish word meaning “winter”.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European, Proto-Celtic

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Variants:

  • Wynter (English)

 

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