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ˈbɔr i əs, ˈboʊr-bore·as

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. north wind, northerly, norther, boreasnoun

    a wind that blows from the north

  2. Boreasnoun

    (Greek mythology) the god who personified the north wind

    "Boreas was pictured as bearded and powerful and winged and draped against the cold"


  1. Boreasnoun

    The god of the North Wind.

  2. Boreasnoun

    the north wind personified

  3. boreasnoun

    The north wind.

  4. Etymology: From Βορέας

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. BOREASnoun

    The north wind.

    Etymology: Lat.

    Boreas, and Cærias, and Argestas loud,
    And Thrascias, rend the woods, and seas up-turn. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. x. l. 699.


  1. boreas

    Boreas is a term derived from Greek mythology and refers to the god of the North Wind. He is often depicted as being very strong, with a violent and stormy temper, bringing cold winter air. The term can also be used to refer to the northern wind in a general sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Boreasnoun

    the north wind; -- usually a personification


  1. Boreas

    Boreas is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created in 1903 by John William Waterhouse.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Boreas

    bō′re-as, n. the north wind.—adj. Bō′real. [L. and Gr.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Boreas

    the god of the north wind, and son of the Titan Astræus and of Aurora.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. boreas

    A classical name for the north wind, still in use; indeed a brackish proverb for extreme severity of weather says--"Cold and chilly, like Boreas with an iceberg in each pocket."


  1. Boreas

    (Bo′reas), the north wind, son of Astraeus and Aurora.

    “... I snatched her from the rigid north, Her native bed, on which bleak Boreas blew, And bore her nearer to the sun....” (Young, 1710.)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boreas in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Boreas in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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