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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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One Response to “Etymology of typhoon”

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