gelid adj : extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather" [syn: arctic, frigid, glacial, icy, polar]
EtymologyFirst attested in 1630. From gelidus from gelum.
very cold; icy
- French: froid
- Italian: gelido, freddo, gelato, ghiacciato
- Spanish: gélido
- Swedish: iskall, frusen
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