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Feb 16, 2022This week’s theme
Mythological characters who have resulted in multiple eponyms
This week’s words
Boreas Abducting Oreithyia, c. 1615
Art: Peter Paul Rubens
Photo: Frans Vandewalle
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
adjective: Northern; relating to the north, north wind, northern regions, etc.
From Boreas, the god of the north wind in Greek mythology. Earliest documented use: 1470. The opposite is austral.
“‘Bruised Lands’ is a compendium of human violence against the natural landscape. From the boreal forests in Northern Alberta -- destroyed by the oil sands industry -- to lignite surface mining in Westphalia, Alan Gignoux photographs the raised welts and deep, enduring scars we’ve left on the Earth.”
Snapshot; Financial Times (London, UK); Oct 30, 2021.
See more usage examples of boreal in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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