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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 either the Greek word akulōn (akylōn, meaning north wind), or kludon (meaning a surging wave from the verb kluzo meaning to billow) or the Latin word aquilō (aquilon). Euroclydon is not to be confused with the term Nor'easter, which is a separate storm system that forms in the northeastern portion of the United States.

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  1. ^ "But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon."Acts 27:14 (King James Version) However, later versions, such as the Revised Version, render the Greek word as Euraquilo.
  2. ^ Sayers, Dorothy L (1934). The Nine Tailors (1948 ed.). London: Victor Gollancz. p. 226.