zephyr

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Borrowing from Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος (Zephuros) ("westerly wind").

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zephyr (plural zephyrs)

  1. a light wind from the west
  2. any light refreshing wind; a gentle breeze
    • 1835, William Gilmore Simms, The Partisan, Harper, Chapter XI, page 135:
      The dusk of evening came on, soft in its solemnity, and unoppressive even in its gloom, under the sweet sky and unmolested zephyr, casting its pleasant shadows along the edges of the grove.
  3. anything of fine, soft, or light quality, especially fabric

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