Lips

From Glossary of Meteorology



Lips

The ancient Greek name for the southwest wind, which is the sea breeze in Athens.

On the Tower of the Winds it is represented by a bare-legged young man carrying a piece of a trireme. This may indicate either that the wind favored home-coming ships or that, when stormy, it caused wrecks. Today the name is applied to any hot wind, usually the sirocco.