What’s the Word # 7 – Zephyr

March 6, 2016 at 12:02 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

zephyr (ZEF-er) Pronunciation [click on the “speaker icon” to hear the correct pronunciation]

Noun:

  1. the west wind; a gentle breeze; something that is airy or insubstantial.
  2. any of several delicate soft yarns, fabrics, or garments, usually of wool.

Word Origin:

mid-14 century, from Old English Zefferus, from Latin Zephyrus, from Greek Zephyros “the west wind” (sometimes personified as a god).

Usage:

Ernie was only mildly irritated by the zephyr because he knew that it would likely bring much-needed rain to Northern California.

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