Pronounced: BEE-muh, noun
Notes: I had a vague notion of the meaning
The word algid means “cold”
Our word came into English in the early 1600s
Background / Comments
Our word is the only English word that comes from the Latin word algēre (to feel cold). Our word is also used to describe a severe form of malaria, marked by prostration, cold and clammy skin, and low blood pressure.