[yoo-rok-li-don, yuh-]

Origin of Euroclydon

1605–15; < Greek euroklýdōn, equivalent to Eúro(s) Eurus + klýdōn wave, surge; compare klýzein to dash against, wash Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for euroclydon

Historical Examples of euroclydon

  • "A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon," repeated the reader.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns

    Nathaniel Ames

  • In the New Testament he becomes Euroclydon, wind of the waves.

    Wind and Weather

    Alexander McAdie

  • But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

    "Granny's Chapters"

    Lady Mary Ross

  • The Euroclydon knew just the moment to strike into the discord of the weather in New England.

    How Spring Came in New England

    Charles Dudley Warner

  • The word "Euroclydon" is made up from two Greek words, one of which means a wave, and the other the south-east wind.

    "Granny's Chapters"

    Lady Mary Ross

British Dictionary definitions for euroclydon


  1. a stormy wind from the north or northeast that occurs in the Levant, which caused the ship in which St Paul was travelling to be wrecked (Acts 27:14)
  2. any stormy wind

Word Origin for Euroclydon

C17: from Greek eurokludōn, from Euros Eurus + Greek akulōn (unattested) north wind, from Latin aquilō
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