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  • n. A violent whirlwind; a typhoon.

Etymologies

Perhaps from Ancient Greek Τυφῶν (Tuphōn, "Typhon, father of the winds")- but see typhoon. (Wiktionary)

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  • From Greek mythology
    Ancient Greek: Τυφῶν
    Aka, Typhoeus (Τυφωε�?ς), Typhaon (Τυφάων) or Typhus (Τυφώς)
    (Wikipedia)

    January 21, 2008

  • A fire-breathing giant with wings, one human head and 99 animal heads, 200 hands each tipped with 50 serpents, and serpent tails for legs.

    February 25, 2007