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etesians

[ə′tē·zhənz]
(meteorology)
The prevailing northerly winds in summer in the eastern Mediterranean, and especially the Aegean Sea; basically similar to the monsoon and equivalent to the maestro of the Adriatic Sea.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The summer wind in the area is the well-known Meltemi, called Etesian by the ancients because of its regularity;(9) in the north Aegean it blows from the north and north-east and increases in force during the day.(10) We can also assume for 480 B.C.
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