wuthering

wuther

[wuhth-er]
verb (used without object) British Dialect.
(of wind) to blow fiercely.

Origin:
1846; variant of dial. and Scots whither, Middle English (Scots) quhediren; compare Old Norse hvitha squall of wind

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wuthering (ˈwʌðərɪŋ)
 
adj
1.  (of a wind) blowing strongly with a roaring sound
2.  (of a place) characterized by such a sound
 
[variant of whitherin, from whither blow, from Old Norse hvithra; related to hvitha squall of wind, Old English hweothu wind]

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wuthering
N. England dial. variant of Scottish and dial. whithering "rushing, whizzing, blustering," from a verb whither (late 14c.), used in ref. to gusts of wind and coughing fits, from O.N. *hviðra (cf. Norw. kvidra "to go quickly to and fro," related to O.E. hwiþa "air, breeze."
"Wuthering Heights is the name of Mr. Heathcliff's dwelling. 'Wuthering' being a significant provincial adjective, descriptive of the atmospheric tumult to which its station is exposed, in stormy weather." [Emily Brontë, "Wuthering Heights," 1847]
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