Origin of Euroclydon
1605–15; < Greek euroklýdōn, equivalent to Eúro(s) Eurus + klýdōn wave, surge; compare klýzein to dash against, wash
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"A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon," repeated the reader.An Old Sailor's Yarns
In the New Testament he becomes Euroclydon, wind of the waves.Wind and Weather
But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.
The Euroclydon knew just the moment to strike into the discord of the weather in New England.How Spring Came in New England
Charles Dudley Warner
The word "Euroclydon" is made up from two Greek words, one of which means a wave, and the other the south-east wind.
- a stormy wind from the north or northeast that occurs in the Levant, which caused the ship in which St Paul was travelling to be wrecked (Acts 27:14)
- any stormy wind
C17: from Greek eurokludōn, from Euros Eurus + Greek akulōn (unattested) north wind, from Latin aquilō
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