gelid ˈje-ləd adjective
: extremely cold
The word gelid has appeared in two articles on NYTimes.com in the past two years, including on Feb. 26, 2018, in “Snow Falls in Rome, and the Eternal City Takes a Holiday” by Elisabetta Povoledo:
ROME — Snow made a rare appearance in Rome on Monday, paralyzing the Italian capital for hours, hobbling the public transport system, and snarling air, road and rail transportation. The army was enlisted to help spread salt and to shovel slush from the city’s streets, where dozens of cars had become stranded.
… A Siberian weather front nicknamed the Beast from the East sent temperatures plunging and brought snow and icy conditions to many European countries in recent days. In Italy, the weather front was dubbed Burian, a play on the name for a gelid wind from the Siberian steppe, and temperatures have dropped well below their seasonal average.