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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Enormously large.
2. Relating to the Himalayas.
After the Himalayas, the mountain range having Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. From Sanskrit him (snow) + alaya (abode). Ultimately from the Indo-European root ghei- (winter), which is the ancestor of words such as chimera, hibernaculum, hiemal, and hibernate. Earliest documented use: 1866.
"As Otago lurches towards its worst season in living memory, it is becoming plain to see the Himalayan task these coaches are facing."
Steve Hepburn; Ordinary Otago Side Outclassed; Otago Daily Times (New Zealand); Oct 18, 2010.
See more usage examples of Himalayan in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have a trunk containing continents. -Beryl Markham, adventurer (1902-1986)