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[bawr-ee-uh s, bohr-] /ˈbɔr i əs, ˈboʊr-/
the ancient Greek personification of the north wind.
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Historical Examples
  • 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


(Greek myth) the god personifying the north wind
Word Origin
C14: via Latin from Greek
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