Estival


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Mar 09 2019 16

Today’s word of the day is estival, E-S-T-I-V-A-L. Estival is an adjective that means belonging to or pertaining to summer. 


Don’t be fooled by our word of the day’s similarity to ‘festival.’ Estival, although closely related to festival, actual derives from The Latin word aestivalis (ah ESS ti val ees) which means ‘heat’ or ‘summer.’ 


Donna takes an estival road trip once a year. She’s deeply infatuated with the New Hampshire countryside in July.


Once again, estival is spelled E-S-T-I-V-A-L.