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[zef-er-uh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the west wind personified.
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Also Zeph·y·ros [zef-uh-ros] /ˈzɛf əˌrɒs/.
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Examples from the Web for zephyrus

Historical Examples

  • Zephyrus was united to Chloris (Flora), the goddess of flowers.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

    E.M. Berens

  • So does Hyacinthus live on; so do Apollo and Zephyrus still love and mourn their friend.

  • The gentle Zephyrus married Flora, goddess of the springtime.

  • All the winds were noisy and fond of strife except Zephyrus, the youngest.

  • But now comes in Zephyrus with the tidings that Hyacinthus is slain by Apollo.

British Dictionary definitions for zephyrus


  1. Greek myth the god of the west wind
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