zephyrus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ζέφυρος (Zéphuros, Zephyrus, the west wind). Not related to zephirum or sefiroth.

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Noun[edit]

zephyrus m (genitive zephyrī); second declension

  1. the gentle west wind, the western breeze, zephyr; personified as the Greek god Zephyrus
    • 8 CE, Ovid, Fasti 6.715-716:
      Sī quā fidēs ventīs, Zephyrō date carbasa, nautae.
      crās veniet vestrīs ille secundus aquīs.
      If there is any trust in the winds, sailors, spread your sails to Zephyrus. Tomorrow he will come, favorable upon your waters.
      (Note the echoing sonority of “ventīs,” “veniet” and “vestrīs.”)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative zephyrus zephyrī
Genitive zephyrī zephyrōrum
Dative zephyrō zephyrīs
Accusative zephyrum zephyrōs
Ablative zephyrō zephyrīs
Vocative zephyre zephyrī

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References[edit]

  • zephyrus”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • zephyrus”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • zephyrus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette