annual: said of certain Mediterranean winds that blow from the north for several weeks every summer
Origin of etesianClassical Latin etesius from Classical Greek et?sios from etos, year from Indo-European base an unverified form wet- from source Classical Latin vetus, old, Gothic withrus, yearling lamb
Occurring annually. Used of the prevailing northerly summer winds of the Mediterranean.
Origin of etesianFrom Latin etēsius from Greek etēsios from etos year ; see wet-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Pertaining to a dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean.
- A dry north wind which blows in the eastern Mediterranean.
From Latin etesius (“annual”), from Ancient Greek ἐτήσιος (etēsios, “annual”), from ἔτος (etos, “year”).