Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Wednesday Word: Zephyr

zephyr |ˈzefər|nounpoetic/literary a soft gentle breeze.historical a fine cotton gingham.• a very light article of clothing.ORIGIN late Old English zefferus, denoting a personification of the west wind, via Latin from Greekzephuros ‘(god of) the west wind.’ Sense 1 datesfrom the late 17th cent.

To me it sounds more like the name of a semi-precious gem.

1 comment:

  1. Not one I use, but definitely one I'm familiar with!