a cold, dry north wind that blows over the Mediterranean coast of France and nearby regions
Origin of mistralFrench from Prov, literally , master-wind from Classical Latin magistralis from magister, master
- 1830-1914; Fr. Provençal poet
- (born Lucila Godoy Alcayaga) 1889-1957; Chilean poet
A dry cold northerly wind that blows in squalls toward the Mediterranean coast of southern France.
Origin of mistralFrench from Provençal maestral from Old Provençal from Late Latin magistrālis of a master from Latin magister master ; see meg- in Indo-European roots.
- A strong cold north-west wind in southern France and the Mediterranean.