See also:period of
See also:time, in particular, that of the four periods into which the
See also:year is divided by the changing of the temperature, rainfall, and growth and decay of vegetation due to the
See also:annual motion of the
See also:sun in declination . Divided strictly according to this motion the year falls into four nearly equal seasons, "
See also:spring " (i.e. the springing time, when vegetation rises or shoots), " summer " (O . Eng .
See also:Sumer, cf . Dutch zomer, Ger .
See also:Sommer, probably connected with Skt. soma, year), autumn " (
See also:Lat. autumnus, auctumnus, from augere, to increase, the period of ripening or fruiting) and " winter (
See also:common Teutonic, possibly a nasalized
See also:form. of
See also:root seen in " wet ") .
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