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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Definitions for wuther

  1. (of wind) to blow fiercely.

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Citations for wuther
They'd cling to the sides of a five-wheel truck, and the wind would wuther past the upright barrels of their guns. Geoff Ryman, The King's Last Song, Or Kraing Meas, 2008
In winter the wind must wuther, though. Mildred Walker, A Piece of the World, 2001
Origin of wuther
1846
Wuther is a Scots variant on the word wither, also meaning "to bluster." Both words come from the Old Norse word hvitha meaning "squall of wind."