- a dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean
- pertaining to a dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean
Etymology: From Latin etesius "annual", from Greek , from "year".
- 1997: Dixon, assailed without mercy by his Sensorium, almost in a swoon, finds himself, on Nights of Cloud, less and less able to forgo emerging at dusk, cloaked against the wind, and making directly for the prohibited parts of town. " Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon
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