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win´tẽr ( חרף , ḥōreph , from חרף , ḥāraph , "to inundate," "overflow"): The rainy season, also the autumn harvest season ( Genesis 8:22 ; Psalm 74:17 ; Zechariah 14:8 ). It is also the time of cold (Jeremiah 36:22 ; Amos 3:15 ). The verb "to winter" occurs in Isaiah 18:6 . Ṣethāw (סתו ) has the same meaning as ḥōreph (Song of Solomon 2:11 ). χειμών , cheimṓn , corresponds to ḥōreph as the rainy season, and the verb παραχειμάζω , paracheimázō , signifies "to pass the winter" (Acts 27:12 ), the noun from which is παραχειμασία , paracheiması́a (same place). See SEASONS .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Winter'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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