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Sirocco



Origin: Arabic

Meaning: from Arabic sharq meaning "east", used to refer to an intensely hot wind that blows from the Sahara desert across North Africa to parts of Southern Europe.

Pronounced suh-rok-oh.


Variants:
  • Scirocco (Italian, Spanish) the plural form of Sirocco, pronounced shu-rok-oh
  • Siroc (Occitan)
  • Eisseroc (Occitan)
  • Siroco (Spanish)
  • Xaloc (Catalan)




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