Boreas

[ bawr-ee-uhs, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr i əs, ˈboʊr- /

noun

the ancient Greek personification of the north wind.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Compare Aquilo.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for Boreas

British Dictionary definitions for Boreas

Boreas
/ (ˈbɔːrɪəs) /

noun

Greek myth the god personifying the north wind

Word Origin for Boreas

C14: via Latin from Greek
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012