Indian summer

David Bergdahl bergdahl at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Sep 30 14:07:30 UTC 1999

"Alexey I. Fuchs" wrote:

> I would also be interested in parallel expressions in other languages.
> The russians have "bab'e leto," something like "the summer of an old
> woman" ( "old woman" - baba - cam be also interpreted as "peasant woman",
> or simply a female (colloquial use).

In southern varieties of German I believe it's "old wive's summer" although
"alte weibsl" has the connotation "old krone."

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