Friday, June 18, 2004
Definitions for favonian
- of or pertaining to the west wind.
- mild or favorable; propitious.
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Citations for favonian
It wanders, with ecstasy, through groves adorned with perennial verdure, while Favonian gales perfume the ever-smiling skies.
Pour’d a profusion of delicious teas,/ Which, wafted by a soft favonian breeze,/ Supply’d the wat’ry deities.
Origin of favonian
Favonian comes from Favonius, the ancient Roman personification of the west wind. The word entered English in the mid-1600s.