Euroclydon

[ yoo-rok-li-don, yuh- ]
/ yʊˈrɒk lɪˌdɒn, yə- /
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noun


Origin of Euroclydon

1605–15; < Greek euroklýdōn, equivalent to Eúro(s) Eurus + klýdōn wave, surge; compare klýzein to dash against, wash

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Euroclydon

/ (jʊˈrɒklɪˌdɒn) /

noun

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)
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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