- another word for simoom
C17: from Turkish samyeli, from sam poisonous + yel wind
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Examples from the Web for samiel
The simoon of Africa is the typhoon of China and the samiel of India.
Simoon, typhoon, and samiel, are believed to be the names of demons.
The simoom, sirocco, samiel, and kamsin seem to be modifications of the same wind from the desert.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
Agathe falls with a shriek, but is protected by her wreath, while Samiel directs the bullet to Caspar's heart.The Opera