Definition of Aquilo
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LNS
Aquilō, Aquilōnis
aquilo
noun (m., 3rd declension)
  1. the husband of Orithyia and father of Calais and Zetes
Abbreviations
aquilo, ōnis, m. perh. from aqua, as bringing wet weather, or aquilus, dark, as bringing lowering and stormy weather. Lit., the north wind; Gr. Βορεας; plur., Cic. N. D. 2, 10, 26; Ov. M. 2, 132; 5, 285; 10, 77 al.; acc. to accurate nautical designation, north-one-third-east wind, between the septentrio and vulturnus, opp. to Auster Africanus or Libonotus, Sen. Q. N. 5, 16; Plin. 2, 47, 46, § 119 sq.: horrifer Aquilonis stridor gelidas molitur nives, Att. ap. Cic. Tusc. 1, 28, 68: cum ille vento Aquilone venisset Lemnum, Nep. Milt. 1, 5: Aquilo frigidus, Verg. G. 2, 404: densus, id. ib. 3, 196: stridens Aquilone procella, id. A. 1, 102: hiems aquilonibus asperat undas, id. ib. 3, 285: impotens, Hor. C. 3, 30, 3: clarus, Verg. G. 1, 460: Threicius, Hor. Epod. 13, 3: ad aquilonem et ad austrum, Vulg. 1 Par. 9, 24; ib. Luc. 13, 29: ad aquilonem et meridiem, ib. Gen. 13, 14 et persaepe (in the Vulg. only in sing.).

—Plur.: Africum Decertantem aquilonibus, Hor. C. 1, 3, 13: Neptunus classes aquilonibus arcet, id. A. P. 64 al. persaepe.

— Meton. for the north: spelunca conversa ad aquilonem, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 48.

Aquilo, ōnis, m.; in mythology, the husband of Orithyia and father of Calais and Zetes, who dwelt in a cave of Haemus, Cic. Leg. 1, 1, 3; Ov. M. 7, 3; Mel. 3, 5, 1; Val. Fl. 4, 432; Hyg. Fab. 14.
 
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