Definition of Etesian wind in English:

Etesian wind

Line breaks: Et¦es|ian wind
Pronunciation: /ɪˈtiːʒɪən
, ɪˈtiːz-, ɪˈtiːʒ(ə)n


Another term for meltemi.
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  • Here the winters are the mildest in the country and the summer heat is tempered by sea breezes and the persistent etesian wind.
  • Herodotus, among other ancients, says that the Etesian wind is not the source of the Nile's flood, noting that the wind fails in some years and in other years does not coincide with the inundations.


early 17th century: Etesian from Latin etesius 'annual' (from Greek etēsios, from etos 'year') + -an.

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