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- (Greek mythology) The god of the West Wind.
1714 June 10, [Alexander Pope], The Guardian, volume I, number 78, London: Printed for J[acob] Tonson, at Shakespear's-Head over-against Catherine-street in the Strand, page 332:
- For a Tempeſt. Take Eurus, Zephyr, Auſter and Boreas, and caſt them together in one Verſe. Add to theſe of Rain, Lightning, and of Thunder (the loudeſt you can) quantum ſufficit. Mix your Clouds and Billows well together till they foam, and thicken your Deſcription here and there with a Quickſand. Brew your Tempeſt well in your Head, before you ſet it a blowing.
- (poetic) The west wind personified.
- Boreas/Septentrio (north), Notos/Auster (south), Eurus/Subsolanus (east), Zephyr/Zephyrus/Favonius (west)
The west wind personified