from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The god of the east or southeast wind.

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  • proper n. The god of the East Wind.
  • proper n. The east wind personified.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The east wind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The southeast wind.


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From Ancient Greek Εὔρος (Eurus)


  • There is a wind called Auster, another called Eurus, another called Septentrio, another Meridies, besides Aquilo, Vulturnus, Africus.

    The Complete Project Gutenberg Writings of Charles Dudley Warner

  • Gallicus on either side of Septentrio; Supernas and Caecias to the right and left of Aquilo; Carbas, and at a certain period the Ornithiae, on either side of Solanus; while Eurocircias and Volturnus blow on the flanks of Eurus which is between them.

    The Ten Books on Architecture

  • May the heathen ruler of the winds confine in iron chains the boisterous limbs of noisy Boreas, and the sharp-pointed nose of bitter-biting Eurus.

    The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

  • Zephyrus, the wester, here a noted bad character, rose from his rocky couch strong and rough, beating down the mercury to 56 degrees F.: after an hour he made way for Eurus; and the latter was presently greeted by Boreas in one of his most boisterous and blustering moods.

    The Land of Midian

  • Caecias does this because it returns upon itself and combines the qualities of Boreas and Eurus.


  • Thus Caecias and in general the winds north of the summer solstice blow about the time of the spring equinox, but about the autumn equinox Lips; and Zephyrus about the summer solstice, but about the winter solstice Eurus.


  • Eurus blows from D, coming from the point where the sun rises at the winter solstice.


  • This blows from the point where the sun sets at the summer solstice, and is the only wind that is diametrically opposite to Eurus.


  • East, the wind from the rising of the sun at the equinox and Eurus.


  • Lips and Caecias, sometimes called Hellespontias, are both rainy gestes and Eurus are dry: the latter being dry at first and rainy afterwards.



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