- the south wind personified.
Origin of Auster
1325–75; Middle English < Latin
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Examples from the Web for auster
Not wasting a day, Erdogan responded to Auster in a party meeting, calling the author an “ignorant man.”
In 1996 Auster himself, along with 143 other international writers, was called in to court to testify.
Although Auster refuses to go to Turkey, this may be the perfect opportunity for his visit.
Or was it but a faint breath, lost in the rushing of the Auster?The Green Book
Thus we shall have an eighth part of the circumference set out for Auster and another for Septentrio.Ten Books on Architecture
Notus (or Auster), the south wind, was usually represented by an old man with dusky wings.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
At the present day, an auster tenement is a species of copyhold, with all the incidents to that tenure.
As in the London version of 1600, the dog is omitted, and the words Septentrio and Auster are added.On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth
William Gilbert of Colchester
- poetic the south wind
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Word Origin and History for auster
"south wind," late 14c., from Latin auster "the south wind; the south country" (see Australia).
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