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[yoo r-uh s, yur-]
  1. the ancient Greek personification of the east wind.
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Historical Examples

  • Eurus, the east wind, was a young man full of impetuous and lively motion.

    Stories of Old Greece and Rome

    Emilie Kip Baker

  • And again, the south-east wind (Eurus), which is opposite to the north-west wind (Argestes), from the commencement of winter.

  • An excellent example is set by Mrs. Jordan, whose newly established Eurus comes so opportunely.

  • Eurus has good reason for self-congratulation on carrying this remarkable bit of composition.

British Dictionary definitions for eurus


  1. Greek myth the east or southeast wind personified
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Word Origin

Latin, from Greek euros
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