from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The god of the east or southeast wind.
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- proper n. The god of the East Wind.
- proper n. The east wind personified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The east wind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The southeast wind.
There is a wind called Auster, another called Eurus, another called Septentrio, another Meridies, besides Aquilo, Vulturnus, Africus.
Gallicus on either side of Septentrio; Supernas and Caecias to the right and left of Aquilo; Carbas, and at a certain period the Ornithiae, on either side of Solanus; while Eurocircias and Volturnus blow on the flanks of Eurus which is between them.
May the heathen ruler of the winds confine in iron chains the boisterous limbs of noisy Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus.
Zephyrus, the wester, here a noted bad character, rose from his rocky couch strong and rough, beating down the mercury to 56 degrees F.: after an hour he made way for Eurus; and the latter was presently greeted by Boreas in one of his most boisterous and blustering moods.
Caecias does this because it returns upon itself and combines the qualities of Boreas and Eurus.
Thus Caecias and in general the winds north of the summer solstice blow about the time of the spring equinox, but about the autumn equinox Lips; and Zephyrus about the summer solstice, but about the winter solstice Eurus.
Eurus blows from D, coming from the point where the sun rises at the winter solstice.
This blows from the point where the sun sets at the summer solstice, and is the only wind that is diametrically opposite to Eurus.
East, the wind from the rising of the sun at the equinox and Eurus.
Lips and Caecias, sometimes called Hellespontias, are both rainy gestes and Eurus are dry: the latter being dry at first and rainy afterwards.
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