From Latin auster.
- (Roman mythology) The god of the south wind.
- The south wind, especially when personified.
- 1713 10 June, Alexander Pope, “How to Make an Epic Poem”, Guardian:
- For a Tempest. Take Eurus, Zephyr, Auster and Boreas, and cast them together in one verse.
- 1989, Anthony Burgess, “Hun”, in The Devil's Mode:
- ‘My homeland too,’ Aetius grinned. ‘I was born under the Auster.’
Dutch oester, Old English ostre, Anglo-Norman oistre, Old French oistre, uistre (modern French huître), from Latin ostrea, from Ancient Greek ὄστρεον (related to ὀστέον "bone", ὄστρακον "shell").
Auster f (genitive Auster, plural Austern)