Euroclydon


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Euroclydon

(jʊˈrɒklɪˌdɒn)
n
1. (Bible) a stormy wind from the north or northeast that occurs in the Levant, which caused the ship in which St Paul was travelling to be wrecked (Acts 27:14)
2. (Physical Geography) any stormy wind
[C17: from Greek eurokludōn, from Euros Eurus + Greek akulōn (unattested) north wind, from Latin aquilō]
References in classic literature ?
It stood on a sharp bleak corner, where that tempestuous wind Euroclydon kept up a worse howling than ever it did about poor Paul's tossed craft.
Euroclydon, third dam of Sangue and Bubble Company, was tiny, and made her mark as a broodmare, when her daughter Euridice delivered Prodice, winner of the 1972 Prix Saint-Alary and second in the Prix de Diane.
Paul's shipwreck and possibly suggested mention in Moby-Dick of the "tempestuous wind" Euroclydon that had raged "about poor Paul's tossed craft" (Journals 23, 315n; Moby-Dick 10).