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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Definitions for favonian

  1. of or pertaining to the west wind.
  2. mild or favorable; propitious.

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Citations for favonian
It wanders, with ecstasy, through groves adorned with perennial verdure, while Favonian gales perfume the ever-smiling skies. Richard Lobb, "Reflections on Winter," The Contemplative Philosopher, 1817
Pour’d a profusion of delicious teas,/ Which, wafted by a soft favonian breeze,/ Supply’d the wat’ry deities. Mercy Otis Warren, “The Squabble of the Sea Nymphs,” Boston Gazette, 1774
Origin of favonian
Favonian comes from Favonius, the ancient Roman personification of the west wind. The word entered English in the mid-1600s.