Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Typhoon’.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The evil genius of Egyptian mythology; also a furious whirling wind in the Chinese seas. (Typhoon or typhon, the whirling wind, is really the Chinese t’ai-fun [the great wind].)   1
“Beneath the radiant line that girts the globe,
The circling Ty’phon, whirled from point to point,
Exhausting all the rage of all the sky,
And dire Ecneph’ia, reign.”
Thomson: Summer.



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