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e·te·sian

 (ĭ-tē′zhən)
adj.
Occurring annually. Used of the prevailing northerly summer winds of the Mediterranean.

[From Latin etēsius, from Greek etēsios, from etos, year; see wet- in Indo-European roots.]

e·te′sian n.

etesian

(ɪˈtiːʒɪən)
adj
(Physical Geography) (of NW winds) recurring annually in the summer in the E Mediterranean
[C17: from Latin etēsius yearly, from Greek etēsios, from etos year]

e•te•sian

(ɪˈti ʒən)

adj.
1. (of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.
n.
2. an etesian wind.
[1595–1605; < Latin etēsi(ae) < Greek etēsíai (ánemoi) periodic (winds) + -an1]
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The Greek and Latin historians do not speak favourably of it, and Strabo says it is very dangerous during the Etesian winds and in the rainy season.
Some have such a vast appetite for the former commodity, that is, the news, and such sound digestive organs, that they can sit forever in public avenues without stirring, and let it simmer and whisper through them like the Etesian winds, or as if inhaling ether, it only producing numbness and insensibility to pain -- otherwise it would often be painful to bear -- without affecting the consciousness.
This category induces strong northeasterly flow known as Etesians over the Aegean Sea and consequently over Athens, (18), mainly during the warm period of the year.