apricity


warm sunshine on a cold day

TRANSLATION

apricity = Sonnenwärme

STATISTICS

IN THE PRESS

“As he stood in the sunshine, APRICITY began to cover him like a wool sweater.”

Ryan Patrick Sullivan - Mrs O’Leary’s Cow

Did you
know?

apricity
noun

- the warmth of the sun in winter

The Oxford English Dictionary


ORIGIN

A strange and lovely word from Latin apricari (to bask in the sun). First documented by Henry Cockeram in 1623 in his “The English Dictionary - an interpreter of hard English words.”


SUNNY IDIOMS

- Sunny-side up =  Spiegeleier

- The Sun Belt = Region der USA zwischen Florida und Südkalifornien

- Make hay while the sun shines = das Eisen schmieden, solange es heiß ist

- Promise everything under the sun = das Blaue vom Himmel versprechen

- Talk about everything under the sun = über Gott und die Welt reden

- Never let the sun go down on your anger = nicht ins Bett zu gehen, wenn Sie noch wütend auf eine andere Person sind

- Rise and shine! = Raus aus den Federn!


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