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Boreas (BOR-ee-uhs, BOAR-) noun
1. The god of the north wind in Greek Mythology.
2. boreas. The north wind.
[Middle English, from Latin Boreas, from Greek, from boreios, coming from the north.]
"Impressions: A chronic complaint along the coast of Veracruz is the blast of Boreas called the `Norther.' It swoops down upon the sea like a bird of prey, sending ships ashore, and laying low many a forest monarch and many a residence on land. -- Fredrick A. Ober, Travels in Mexico and Life Among the Mexicans, 1884." Marita Adair, Veracruz & the Gulf Coast, Frommer's Mexico, 1 May 1996.
This week's theme: words from Greek and Roman mythology.
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