A southern wind.
The southern climate.
Origin of southern
- Middle English southerne from Old English sūtherne sāwel- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English southerne, sothern, sutherne, from Old English sÅ«Ã¾erne (“southern, southerly, coming from the south; of southern make"), from Proto-Germanic *sunÃ¾ra (“southwards"), from Proto-Indo-European *sun-, *swen- (“sun"). Cognate with Scots southron, sudron (“southern"), Old Frisian sÅ«thern, sÅ«dern (“southern"), Middle Low German sÅ«dern (“southern"), Middle High German sundern (“southern"), Icelandic sÃºÃ°rÃ¦nn (“southern, tropical"). More at south.