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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Etesian Wind (An).
 
Etesia flabra Aquilorium,” says Lucretius (v. 741). A wind which rises annually about the dog-days, and blows forty days together in the same direction. It is a gentle and mild wind. (Greek, εtauetasigmaiotaozeta, annual.)   1
       
“Deem not, good Porteus, that in this my song
I mean to harrow up thy humble mind,
And stay that voice in London known so long;
For balm and softness, an Etesian wind.”
       
Peter Pindar: Nil-Admiraro.
 


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