foehn

foehn
var. of FOEHN.

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noun
a warm dry wind that blows down the northern slopes of the Alps
Syn: ↑fohn
Hypernyms: ↑wind, ↑air current, ↑current of air

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noun or föhn \\ˈfərn, ˈfen, Ger fœ̅œ̅n\ (-s)
Etymology: German föhn, from Old High German phōnno, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin faonius, from Latin favonius warm west wind; akin to Latin fovēre to warm — more at day
: a warm dry wind blowing down the side of a mountain — compare chinook 3b

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/fayn/; Ger. /fuen/, n.
a warm, dry wind descending a mountain, as on the north side of the Alps.
Also, föhn.
[1860-65; < G Föhn (orig. in Alpine dialects), MHG foenne, OHG phonno < VL *faonius, for L Favonius FAVONIUS]

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foehn «fayn; German fern», noun.
a warm, dry south wind that blows down the leeward slope of a mountain, especially in the Alps. Also, föhn.
[< dialectal German Föhn, ultimately < Latin Favōnius the west wind]

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[fān; fœn]
(also föhn) n. often the foehn a hot southerly wind on the northern slopes of the Alps
(also foehn wind) Meteorology a warm dry wind of this type developing in the lee of any mountain range
Origin:
mid 19th cent.: from German Föhn, based on Latin (ventus) Favonius ‘mild west wind’, Favonius being the Roman personification of the west or west wind

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foehn 7 [foehn foehns] ;
= föhn

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foehn
var. föhn.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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