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mistral

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EtymologyEdit

French mistral, from Occitan maestral, compare Catalan mestral, from Late Latin magistralis, from Latin magister.

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NounEdit

mistral (plural mistrals)

  1. A strong cold north-west wind in southern France and the Mediterranean.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 48
      I saw him, the sea gray under the mistral and foam-flecked, watching the vanishing coast of France, which he was destined never to see again; and I thought there was something gallant in his bearing and dauntless in his soul.
    • 1973, Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
      The mistral had been blowing for three days now and the sea showed more white than blue

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Occitan maestral, compare Catalan mestral, from Late Latin magistralis, from Latin magister.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

mistral m (plural mistraux)

  1. (wind) mistral

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