Euroclydon

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Euroclydon (or in Latin: Euroaquilo) is a cyclonic tempestuous northeast wind which blows in the Mediterranean, mostly in autumn and winter. It is the modern Gregalia (Gregale) or Levanter. From the Greek word eurokludōn [εὐροκλύδων], from Euros (Eurus, meaning east wind) + and the Greek word akulōn (akylōn, meaning north wind) unattested) north wind, and from Latin word, aquilō (aquilon).

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  • It may specifically refer to the name of the Gregale wind from the Adriatic Gulf, which wrecked the apostle Paul's ship on the coast of Malta on his way to Rome.[1]
  • It is referenced in the second chapter of Moby-Dick.

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