[bawr-ee-uh s, bohr-]


the ancient Greek personification of the north wind.

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Examples from the Web for boreas

Historical Examples of boreas

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



  • 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



Greek myth the god personifying the north wind

Word Origin for Boreas

C14: via Latin from Greek
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