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Levʹant and Ponent Winds


The east wind is the Levʹant, and the west wind the Ponent. The former is from levo, to rise (sunrise), and the latter from pono, to set (sunset).

“Forth rush the Levant and the Ponent winds.”

Levant, the region, strictly speaking, means the eastern shore of the Mediterranean; but is often applied to the whole East.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Letters of Junius
Letters of the Sepulchre
Lettre de Cachet (French)
Lettre de Jérusalem
Leucadia or Leucas
Leucippus (Greek, Leukippos)
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Level Down
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Levellers (in Irish History)
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