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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.


(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]


(ɪˈti ʒən)

1. (of certain Mediterranean winds) occurring annually.
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.
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