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 et&emacron;sius, from Greek et&emacron;sios, 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”).