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etesian

[ih-tee-zhuh n] /ɪˈti ʒən/
adjective
1.
(of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin etēsi(ae) < Greek etēsíai (ánemoi) periodic (winds) + -an
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etesian

/ɪˈtiːʒɪən/
adjective
1.
(of NW winds) recurring annually in the summer in the E Mediterranean
Word Origin
C17: from Latin etēsius yearly, from Greek etēsios, from etos year
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