Pronounced: GRIM-grih-buhr, noun

Notes: I don’t think I’ve ever run across this word

Yesterday’s word

The word alpenglow refers to “the reddish, pinkish glow seen on mountains before sunrise, or after sunset

First usage

Our word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

As I noted yesterday, many of us have not seen this word (in print), but may have seen it (in real life). The word comes from the German word Alpenglühen, a combination of Alpen (Alps) and glühen (to glow). Oddly enough, half of the German word was translation in the English.

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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