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What do you mean by Sirocco ?

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Asked by lalit mahata, 01 Oct '12 09:07 pm
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Scirocco and Sirocco are Italian names from which its Greek name, "" (sirokos), is derived, while ghibli is its name in Libya. The name jugo, pronounced [jo], used in Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Macedonia, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic comes from the Slavic word jug, which means south. The origin of the Italian "scirocco" might be related to the Arabic sharq "eastern", for easterly wind. The sirocco reaching the south of France is much dryer than the marin, which is a warm, humid wind also moving to the northwest. In the Canary Islands this oppressive, hot, dust bearing wind is called la calima. The name of sirocco in the southeast of Spain is leveche, and xaloc (pronounced "shaLOC") in Catalan. The leveche usually carries red Sahara dust and is associated with storms and heavy rain, the wind being very strong, lasting about four days. In Portugal, it is known as siroco and xaroco. In Malta, it is known as xlokk. In Levantine Arabic (Lebanon, Syria ...more
Answered by iqbal seth, 01 Oct '12 09:20 pm

 
  
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The hot mediterranean wind is called sirocco.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 01 Oct '12 09:12 pm

 
  
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A large nocturnal parrot
Answered by Annes, 01 Oct '12 09:09 pm

 
  
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