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[zef-er-uh s] /ˈzɛf ər əs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the west wind personified.
Also, Zephyros
[zef-uh-ros] /ˈzɛf əˌrɒs/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • 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


(Greek myth) the god of the west wind
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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