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Zephyrus

[zef-er-uh s] /ˈzɛf ər əs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
the west wind personified.
Also, Zephyros
[zef-uh-ros] /ˈzɛf əˌrɒs/ (Show IPA)
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  • Zephyrus was united to Chloris (Flora), the goddess of flowers.

  • So does Hyacinthus live on; so do Apollo and Zephyrus still love and mourn their friend.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • All the winds were noisy and fond of strife except Zephyrus, the youngest.

  • The gentle Zephyrus married Flora, goddess of the springtime.

  • But now comes in Zephyrus with the tidings that Hyacinthus is slain by Apollo.

  • There comes Zephyrus, whispering love to Flora incarnate in the Lotus.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • It is the breath of Zephyrus which gently agitates the leaves.

  • And by and by she commaunded Zephyrus by the appointment of her husband to bring them downe.

    The Golden Asse Lucius Apuleius
  • Pericles applied the torch to the pile, first invoking the aid of Boreas and Zephyrus, that it might consume quickly.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • Only one wind was not inclosed in the bag—Zephyrus, the gentle south wind, which filled the sails and bore him on his journey.

British Dictionary definitions for Zephyrus

Zephyrus

/ˈzɛfərəs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the god of the west wind
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