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Notus

[ noh-tuhs ]
/ ˈnoʊ təs /
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noun

the ancient Greek personification of the south wind.

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Origin of Notus

<Latin <Greek Nótos, special use of nótos the south
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Notus
/ (ˈnəʊtəs) /

noun

classical myth a personification of the south or southwest wind
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