Definitions for foehnfeɪn; Ger. fœn
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foehnfeɪn; Ger. fœn(n.)
a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
Origin of foehn:
1860–65; < G Föhn, MHG foenne, OHG phōnno < VL *faōnius, for L FavōniusFavonius
a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
A warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain in northern and central Europe.
A similar wind in any mountainous area.
Origin: Föhn, from *faōnius, from Favonius, a Roman wind god.