win'-ter (choreph, from charaph, "to inundate," "overflow"):

The rainy season, also the autumn harvest season (Genesis 8:22; Psalms 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. Cethaw has the same meaning as Choreph (Song of Solomon 2:11). cheimon, corresponds to choreph as the rainy season, and the verb paracheimazo, signifies "to pass the winter" (Acts 27:12), the noun from which is paracheimasia (same place).


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