favonian
favonian fa*vo"ni*an, a. [L. Favonius the west wind.] Pertaining to the west wind; soft; mild; gentle. [1913 Webster]

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  • favonian — [fə vō′nē ən] adj. [L Favonianus < Favonius, west wind < favere: see FAVOR] of or like the west wind; esp., gentle, mild, etc …   English World dictionary

  • favonian — adjective Etymology: Latin favonianus, from Favonius, the west wind Date: circa 1681 of or relating to the west wind ; mild …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • favonian — /feuh voh nee euhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the west wind. 2. mild or favorable; propitious. [1650 60; < L Favonianus. See FAVONIUS, AN. Cf. FOEHN] * * * …   Universalium

  • favonian — adjective /fəˈvəʊnɪən/ pertaining to the west wind; mild, gentle …   Wiktionary

  • favonian — fa·vo·ni·an …   English syllables

  • favonian — fa•vo•ni•an [[t]fəˈvoʊ ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) of or pertaining to the west wind 2) mild or favorable; propitious • Etymology: 1650–60; < L …   From formal English to slang

  • favonian — /fəˈvoʊniən/ (say fuh vohneeuhn) adjective 1. of or relating to the west wind. 2. mild; favourable; propitious. {Latin favōniānus, from Favōnius the west wind} …   Australian English dictionary

  • favonian —   a. pertaining to Favonius, in Roman mythology the west wind; gentle; favourable …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • favonian — fəˈvōnēən adjective Etymology: Latin favonianus, from favonius west wind + anus an; akin to Latin fovēre to warm : of or belonging to the west wind : mild, bland …   Useful english dictionary

  • Foehn — Foehn, n. [G. dial. (Swiss), fr. L. Favonius west wind. Cf. {Favonian}.] (Meteor.) (a) A warm dry wind that often blows in the northern valleys of the Alps, due to the indraught of a storm center passing over Central Europe. The wind, heated by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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