- A gentle breeze or westerly wind.
From Zephyrus, the Greek god of the west wind.
An ancient term for a west wind or gentle breeze. Many people may have heard of the term zephyr but don’t know its origins or meaning.
King, D., Hattendorf, J.B, & Estes, J.W. (1997). A Sea of Words: A Lexicon and Companion for Patrick O’Brian’s Seafaring Tales (2nd Ed.). Owl Books.