Auster



the south wind personified.
Contemporary Examples

Although Auster refuses to go to Turkey, this may be the perfect opportunity for his visit.
Paul Auster’s Criticism of Turkey’s Treatment of Writers Rebuked by P.M. Oray Egin February 3, 2012

In 1996 Auster himself, along with 143 other international writers, was called in to court to testify.
Paul Auster’s Criticism of Turkey’s Treatment of Writers Rebuked by P.M. Oray Egin February 3, 2012

Not wasting a day, Erdogan responded to Auster in a party meeting, calling the author an “ignorant man.”
Paul Auster’s Criticism of Turkey’s Treatment of Writers Rebuked by P.M. Oray Egin February 3, 2012

Historical Examples

As in the London version of 1600, the dog is omitted, and the words Septentrio and Auster are added.
On the magnet, magnetick bodies also, and on the great magnet the earth William Gilbert of Colchester

Or was it but a faint breath, lost in the rushing of the Auster?
The Green Book Mr Jkai

Thus we shall have an eighth part of the circumference set out for Auster and another for Septentrio.
Ten Books on Architecture Vitruvius

Notus (or Auster), the south wind, was usually represented by an old man with dusky wings.
Stories of Old Greece and Rome Emilie Kip Baker

At the present day, an Auster tenement is a species of copyhold, with all the incidents to that tenure.
Notes & Queries, No. 19, Saturday, March 9, 1850 Various

noun
(poetic) the south wind
n.

“south wind,” late 14c., from Latin auster “the south wind; the south country” (see Australia).

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