noun Literary.

the south wind personified.

Origin of Auster

1325–75; Middle English < Latin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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poetic the south wind

Word Origin for Auster

C14: Latin
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Word Origin and History for auster

"south wind," late 14c., from Latin auster "the south wind; the south country" (see Australia).

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