- the ancient Greek personification of the south wind.
Origin of Notus
< Latin < Greek Nótos, special use of nótos the south
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Examples from the Web for notus
These belonged to the Notus, who had been suffering such severe depredations at the hands of the Doboduras.
Monckton then took a few police and went off to interview the Notus.
Although the Notus lived on the coast, little was known of them, though they professed friendship to the government.
The explanation for this we soon learnt from the Notus, and later it was confirmed by our prisoners.
No doubt the Notus recognised some of their relatives amid the ghastly relics.
- classical myth a personification of the south or southwest wind
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