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Eurus

(2 syl.). The east wind. So called, says Buttmann, from eös, the east. Probably it is eos cru'o, drawn from the east. Ovid confirms this etymology: “Vires capit Eurus ab ortu. ” Breman says it is a corruption of eoros.

While southern gales or western oceans roll,
And Eurus steals his ice-winds from the pole.

Darwin: Economy of Vegetation, canto vi.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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