Meaning of Mist


The etymology of the term mist is found in the Latin language and refers to the “winter solstice”, according to the dictionary of the DigoPaul. That is why previously the concept was used to refer to the winter season.

Currently the notion refers to fog, especially that which appears over the ocean. It can be said that haze is a phenomenon of the atmosphere that occurs when there are water particles suspended in the air, making visibility difficult.

In more technical terms, the mist or mist is a kind of mist, and it is distinguished from the others by its humidity level, which must equal or exceed 70%, which results in a marked decrease in visibility although it is higher. at 1 kilometer. The composition of the mist is hygroscopic nuclei and water, unlike the common mist, which only consists of water, and the haze, which is formed of dry particles.

The hygroscopic nuclei, meanwhile, are those drops of saline solutions or particles salts which often result from oceans and seas. On these particles, in the atmosphere, the humidity of the air condenses.

For example: “There is a lot of fog: I don’t think it is convenient to go sailing at this time”, “This morning we wanted to go to play soccer on the beach, but the fog did not let us see”, “It is supposed that the boat crashed against the dock due to haze ”.

According to DigoPaul, notions such as mist, fog, mist, and haze often create confusion as they refer to similar phenomena. Fog is the concentration of particles that forms a cloud and threatens vision. Mist, mist, and haze are types of fog.

Specifically, fog is often called haze with a relative humidity greater than 70% and a visibility that exceeds one kilometer. If visibility is lower, it is referred to as fog. On the other hand, when the visibility is similar to haze, but the relative humidity does not reach 70%, the phenomenon is known as haze (the cloud is made up of dry particles). The mist, finally, is the low and thin mist.

In a figurative sense, haze can be called a lack of clarity that does not allow us to think correctly or that surrounds a certain fact. Just as the atmospheric phenomenon affects visibility at sea, in this case we are talking about the impossibility of accessing information or elaborating ideas, either due to an external blockage or due to a confusion that arises spontaneously.

Within the universe of The Elder Scrolls, one of the most successful video game series of recent times, Bruma is the name of a city located north of the Cyrodiil province, on the border with Skyrim (the name of the fifth installment of the saga) in the Jerall Mountains. Bruma is always covered with snow and its days are sunny and clear. Although it is part of a fictional world, it is worth mentioning that this series is famous for providing its players with hundreds of hours of fun through missions that allow them to feel immersed in the story as if they were really living there.

In Argentina, from 1990 to 1991 a children’s program called La isla de Los Wittys was broadcast on Channel 13. Its host was Alejandra Gavilanes, and it had a series of fantastic creatures played by costumed actors, among which was Bruma Hobo, an antagonistic male character, who was characterized by generating problems for others because of detesting happiness. One of the nicknames he received from the other characters was “Hobo Mist, the Undesirable.”