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Euroclydon

[yoo-rok-li-don, yuh-] /yʊˈrɒk lɪˌdɒn, yə-/
noun
1.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Greek euroklýdōn, equivalent to Eúro(s) Eurus + klýdōn wave, surge; compare klýzein to dash against, wash
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British Dictionary definitions for Euroclydon

Euroclydon

/jʊˈrɒklɪˌdɒn/
noun
1.
a stormy wind from the north or northeast that occurs in the Levant, which caused the ship in which St Paul was travelling to be wrecked (Acts 27:14)
2.
any stormy wind
Word Origin
C17: from Greek eurokludōn, from EurosEurus + Greek akulōn (unattested) north wind, from Latin aquilō
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Euroclydon in the Bible

south-east billow, the name of the wind which blew in the Adriatic Gulf, and which struck the ship in which Paul was wrecked on the coast of Malta (Acts 27:14; R.V., "Euraquilo," i.e., north-east wind). It is called a "tempestuous wind," i.e., as literally rendered, a "typhonic wind," or a typhoon. It is the modern Gregalia or Levanter. (Comp. Jonah 1:4.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Encyclopedia Article for Euroclydon

euroclydon

strong and cold wind that blows from the northeast in the western and central Mediterranean region, mainly in winter. Most pronounced on the island of Malta, the gregale sometimes approaches hurricane force and endangers shipping there; in 1555 it is reported to have caused waves that drowned 600 persons in the city of Valletta. A gregale that lasts four or five days is usually the result of a flow of air from central or southern Europe toward Libya. One that lasts only one or two days is caused by the passage of a low-pressure centre over the southern Mediterranean

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