Pronounced: BRAH-min, noun

Notes: I didn’t know this word

Yesterday’s word

The word mistral is “a cold, dry, northerly wind common in southern France and neighboring regions”

First usage

Our word came into English around 1600

Background / Comments

The word came from Middle French, which came from Provençal, which came from Old Provençal word maistral, which came from the Latin word magistrālis. Years ago, I subscribed to Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine (EQMM) and one of the stories took place in the 1800s in trapping county and was about a mistral wind, but I thought it took place in Canada and not France (per the definition).

Published by Richard

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

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