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u-rak'-wi-lo (the Revised Version (British and American) eurakulon; the King James Version eurokludon; the King James Version Euroclydon, u-rok'-li-don):

The east or northeast wind which drove Paul's ship to shipwreck at Melita (Acts 27:14). The term seems to have been the sailor's term for that particular wind, and Paul uses the word which was used by them on that occasion. The difference in the text is explained by the fact that the term was not in general use and was therefore subject to being changed. The precise name is doubtful, but "the Euraquilo" is more easily explained as a compound of Greek euros, "east wind," and Latin aquilo, "northeast wind," hence, euraquilo, "east northeast wind." This agrees with the experience of navigators in those waters. For a summary of the various readings see Sanday, Appendices ad New Testament, 140. Full discussion of the circumstances are given in the Lives of Paul by various writers.

Alfred H. Joy

2146b. Eurakulon -- the Euraquilo, a northeast wind
... 2146a, 2146b. Eurakulon. 2147 . the Euraquilo, a northeast wind.
Transliteration: Eurakulon Short Definition: Euraquilo. Word Origin ...
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The Acts of the Apostles.
... two small places recently identified), and Melita (Malta), as well as the motions
and effects of the tempestuous northeast wind called Euraquilo (AV Euroclydon ...
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Accidental Causes of Corruption.
... Latin. That it the reason why the Latin translator (not understanding the
word) rendered it Euroaquilo: instead of writing Euraquilo. ...
/.../chapter iv accidental causes of.htm

Euraquilo (1 Occurrence)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia EURAQUILO. u-rak'-wi ... writers. Alfred H. Joy.
Multi-Version Concordance Euraquilo (1 Occurrence). Acts 27 ...
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Euroclydon (1 Occurrence)
... of the wind which blew in the Adriatic Gulf, and which struck the ship in which
Paul was wrecked on the coast of Malta (Acts 27:14; RV, "Euraquilo, " ie, north ...
/e/euroclydon.htm - 7k

Phoenix (2 Occurrences)
... and down the Northwest wind, ie looking Northeast and Southeast" On the way thither,
they were struck by a wind from the Northeast, called Euraquilo, and ran ...
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... Virgil refers to them (Aen. iv.40). In Paul's voyage, the ship, driven by a
tempestuous wind, Euraquilo, was in peril of being cast-upon them. ...
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Wind (180 Occurrences)
... The strength of the wind makes it dangerous for ships at sea: "With the east wind
thou breakest the ships of Tarshish" (Psalm 48:7). Euraquilo or Euroclydon ...
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Violent (151 Occurrences)
... (WEY BBE RSV NIV). Acts 27:14 But after a little time, a very violent wind, named
Euraquilo, came down from it with great force. (BBE NAS). ...
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Force (250 Occurrences)
... (See NAS NIV). Acts 27:14 But after a little time, a very violent wind, named
Euraquilo, came down from it with great force. (BBE NIV). ...
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Crete (7 Occurrences)
... It was decided to follow the captain's advice; but on its way to Phoenix the ship
was struck by a Northeast wind called Euraquilo, which rushed down from Mt. ...
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Bible Concordance
Euraquilo (1 Occurrence)

Acts 27:14 But after no long time there beat down from it a tempestuous wind, which is called Euraquilo:




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Euroclydon (1 Occurrence)

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Force (250 Occurrences)

Crete (7 Occurrences)

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