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Godoy Alcayaga

[Spanish gaw-th oi ahl-kah-yah-gah] /Spanish gɔˈðɔɪ ɑl kɑˈyɑ gɑ/
noun
1.
Lucila
[Spanish loo-see-lah] /Spanish luˈsi lɑ/ (Show IPA)
real name of Gabriela Mistral.

Mistral

[mee-stral for 1; mees-trahl for 2] /miˈstral for 1; misˈtrɑl for 2/
noun
1.
Frédéric
[frey-dey-reek] /freɪ deɪˈrik/ (Show IPA),
1830–1914, French Provençal poet: Nobel prize 1904.
2.
Gabriela
[gah-vree-e-lah] /ˌgɑ vriˈɛ lɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) 1889–1957, Chilean poet and educator: Nobel Prize in literature 1945.
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British Dictionary definitions for lucila godoy alcayaga

mistral

/ˈmɪstrəl; mɪˈstrɑːl/
noun
1.
a strong cold dry wind that blows through the Rhône valley and S France to the Mediterranean coast, mainly in the winter
2.
the class of board used in international windsurfing competitions, weighing 15kg and measuring 372cm × 64cm
Word Origin
C17: via French from Provençal, from Latin magistrālismagistral, as in magistrālis ventus master wind

Mistral

noun
1.
(French) (mistral). Frédéric (frederik). 1830–1914, French Provençal poet, who led a movement to revive Provençal language and literature: shared the Nobel prize for literature 1904
2.
(Spanish) (misˈtral). Gabriela (ɡaˈβrjela), pen name of Lucila Godoy de Alcayaga. 1889–1957, Chilean poet, educationalist, and diplomatist. Her poetry includes the collection Desolación (1922): Nobel prize for literature 1945
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Word Origin and History for lucila godoy alcayaga

mistral

n.

"cold northerly wind on the Mediterranean coast of France," c.1600, from French, from Provençal mistral, literally "the dominant wind," from mistral (adj.) "dominant," from Latin magistralis "dominant," from magister "master" (see master (n.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for lucila godoy alcayaga

mistral

cold and dry, strong wind in southern France that blows down from the north along the lower Rhone River valley toward the Mediterranean Sea. It may blow continuously for several days at a time, attain velocities of about 100 km (60 miles) per hour, and reach to a height of 2 to 3 km. It is strongest and most frequent in winter, and it sometimes causes considerable damage to crops. The velocity of the wind is intensified as it blows down from the highlands to the coast and by the "jet effect" that results as it is funneled through the narrow Rhone valley.

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