Etymology of typhoon
Posted by Johannes on 30 August 2011
The word typhoon (violent storm, whirlwind, tornado), comes from the Greek typhon [whirlwind; Gr: τυφών], personified as a giant, father of the winds, perhaps from typhein “to smoke” (origin of the word typhus).
In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) typhonas: typhoon [Gr: τυφώνας]
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