[ noh-tuhs ]
/ ˈnoʊ təs /
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the ancient Greek personification of the south wind.
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Origin of Notus
<Latin <Greek Nótos, special use of nótos the south
Words nearby Notus
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How to use Notus in a sentence
This has been interpreted as the inscription of a certain Notus; but others have regarded it as simply a Roman milestone.The Cornwall Coast|Arthur L. Salmon
Notus (or Auster), the south wind, was usually represented by an old man with dusky wings.Stories of Old Greece and Rome|Emilie Kip Baker
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.
British Dictionary definitions for Notus
/ (ˈnəʊtəs) /
classical myth a personification of the south or southwest wind
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