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Boreas

[bawr-ee-uh s, bohr-]
noun
  1. the ancient Greek personification of the north wind.
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Examples from the Web for boreas

Historical Examples

  • Here one of the seers suggested to them to do sacrifice to Boreas, and sacrifice was done.

    Anabasis

    Xenophon

  • In the Phædrus, a dialogue on the soul, the myth of Boreas is introduced.

  • He was pilot in the ‘Boreas,’ and he is doing the same sort of work here.

    Ben Burton

    W. H. G. Kingston

  • Waal, I callerlate, if they rig up the callerlation they callerlate on, we'll go to the Boreas.

    In the Wilderness

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Fairer and sweeter was she than even her sister Orithyia, whom Boreas carried off.


British Dictionary definitions for boreas

Boreas

noun
  1. Greek myth the god personifying the north wind
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Word Origin

C14: via Latin from Greek
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