noun Etymology: Latin Date: before 12th century the Greek god of the west wind

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  • Zephyrus — eph y*rus, n. [L. See {Zephyr}.] The west wind, or zephyr; usually personified, and made the most mild and gentle of all the sylvan deities. [1913 Webster] Mild as when Zephyrus on Flora breathes. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Zephyrus — [zef′ə rəs] n. [L: see ZEPHYR] Gr. Myth. the west wind personified as a god …   English World dictionary

  • ZEPHYRUS — I. ZEPHYRUS Arsinoes delitium, Ptolemaei Philadelphi sororis uxorisque, memoratur Ausonio in Mosella, v. 315. II. ZEPHYRUS ventus, flans ab Occasu Aequinoctiali, adversus Subsolanum, quem Latini Favonium vocant. Sic dictus quasi ζωηφόρος, hoc est …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Zephyrus — Zephyr und Flora (William Adolphe Bouguereau, 1875). Zephyr und …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zephyrus — /zef euhr euhs/, n. Class. Myth. the west wind personified. Also, Zephyros /zef euh ros /. * * * …   Universalium

  • ZEPHYRUS —    a personification in the Greek mythology of the West Wind, and in love with Flora …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Zephyrus — /ˈzɛfərəs/ (say zefuhruhs) noun the west wind personified …   Australian English dictionary

  • Zephyrus — /zef euhr euhs/, n. Class. Myth. the west wind personified. Also, Zephyros /zef euh ros / …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zephyrus, S. — S. Zephyrus, (27. Nov.), ein Martyrer zu Antiochia. S. S. Basileus7. (El.) …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Progomphus zephyrus — Taxobox name = Progomphus zephyrus status = EN | status system = IUCN3.1 regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Odonata familia = Gomphidae genus = Progomphus species = P. zephyrus binomial = Progomphus zephyrus binomial… …   Wikipedia

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