Euroclydon

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Euroclydon A tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean. See Levanter. "A tempestuous wind called Euroclydon ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n euroclydon A tempestuous northeast or north-northeast wind that frequently blows in the Levant; a levanter; hence, the northeast wind in general; a northeaster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Euroclydon ū-rok′li-don the tempestuous wind by which St Paul's ship was wrecked (Acts, xxvii. 14).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. ; the southeast wind + wave, billow; according to another reading, , i. e. a north-east wind, as in the Latin Vulgate Euro-aquilo,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr., from euros, the east wind, klydōn, a wave—klyzein, to dash over.

Usage

In literature:

Our Lord never lectured on Euroclydon.
"Bunyan Characters - Third Series The Holy War" by Alexander Whyte
There is a wind called Euroclydon: it would be one of the Eumenides; only they are women.
"How Spring Came in New England" by Charles Dudley Warner
In spite of Auster, Euroclydon, low pressure, and the government bureau, things have gone forward.
"Quotes and Images From The Works of Charles Dudley Warner" by Charles Dudley Warner Edited and Arranged by David Widger
Some of you are foundering in terrible Euroclydon.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
At length Euroclydon leaps on him, and he lets her drive.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
And so Euroclydon hurried us on to Sybaris.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 117, July, 1867." by Various
Such a name would utterly miss the point, which is the violence of the wind as expressed in the term Euroclydon.
"The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels" by John Burgon
By the way what is a Euroclydon; is it a Levanter?
"From Edinburgh to India & Burmah" by William G. Burn Murdoch
THE SHIP OF PAUL WHEN CAUGHT IN THE EUROCLYDON.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
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In poetry:

There, through the fretful autumn days,
Beneath a cloudy sun,
Comes rolling down rain-rutted ways,
The wind, Euroclydon!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
You'll follow widening Rhodanus till vine an olive lean
Aslant before the sunny breeze that sweeps Nemausus clean
To Arelate's triple gate; but let me linger on,
Here where our stiff-necked British oaks confront Euroclydon!
"The Roman Centurion's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
Perchance the wave that bore it has rejoiced
Above Man's founder'd hopes, and shatter'd pride,
Whilst fierce Euroclydon swept, trumpet-voiced,
Through the frail spars, and hurl'd them in the tide,
And the lost seamen floated at its side!
"A Shell" by Walter Richard Cassels