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boreal (adj.)

"northern," late 15c., from Late Latin borealis, from Latin Boreas "north wind," from Greek Boreas, name of the god of the north wind, which is of unknown origin, perhaps related to words in Sanskrit (giri-) and Balto-Slavic (Lithuanian girė, Old Church Slavonic gora) for "mountain" (also "forest") as if "those living beyond the mountains."

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Definitions of boreal

boreal (adj.)
relating to or marked by qualities associated with the north wind;
boreal (adj.)
toward or located in the north;
the boreal signs of the Zodiac
boreal (adj.)
comprising or throughout far northern regions;
Synonyms: circumboreal
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