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[footnote] * 'Monsun' (Malayan 'musim', the 'hippalos' of the Greeks) is derived from the Arabic word 'mausim', a set time or season of the year, the time of the assemblage of pilgrims at Mecca.
The word has been applied to the seasons at which certain winds prevail, which are, besides, named from places lying in the direction from whence they come; thus, for instance, there is the 'mausim' of Aden, of Guzerat, Malabar, etc.