Favonius



[fuh-voh-nee-uh s] /fəˈvoʊ ni əs/

noun
1.
the ancient Roman personification of the west wind.

personification of the west wind in Roman mythology, OED says from Latin favere “to favor;” Klein says by dissimilation from *fovonius, literally “the warming wind,” from fovere “to warm.” This is the source (via Old High German phonno, 10c., via Vulgar Latin contraction *faonius) of German Föhn “warm, dry wind blowing down Alpine valleys.”

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