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- noun the compass point midway between south and east; at 135 degrees
- adverb to, toward, or in the southeast
Sorry, no etymologies found.
"The breeze, what there was, has been from the sou'-east and the current trends in the same direction."
"It wasn't long after dat de capten tould us dat we were full enough, an 'away we sailed to de sou'-east."
When conjoined with other points they are pronounced thus: nor'-east, sou'-east; and so on.