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Boreas

[bawr-ee-uh s, bohr-] /ˈbɔr i əs, ˈboʊr-/
noun
1.
the ancient Greek personification of the north wind.
Compare Aquilo.
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  • Here one of the seers suggested to them to do sacrifice to Boreas, and sacrifice was done.

    Anabasis Xenophon
  • In the Phædrus, a dialogue on the soul, the myth of Boreas is introduced.

  • He was pilot in the ‘Boreas,’ and he is doing the same sort of work here.

    Ben Burton W. H. G. Kingston
  • Waal, I callerlate, if they rig up the callerlation they callerlate on, we'll go to the Boreas.

    In the Wilderness Charles Dudley Warner
  • Fairer and sweeter was she than even her sister Orithyia, whom Boreas carried off.

  • Boreas is a great barber, sir, with his north pole for a sign.

  • Boreas had loosed his demons, and they were lashing the night into chaos.

  • Yet still (the Sons of Boreas) ever pursued them with instant feet.

  • Old Boreas complimented her not a little on her being able to appear at the breakfast-table.

    Flora Lyndsay Susanna Moodie
  • Boreas, the north wind, is perhaps the most important of all winds.

    Wind and Weather Alexander McAdie
British Dictionary definitions for Boreas

Boreas

/ˈbɔːrɪəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the god personifying the north wind
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek
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