αἰθρηγενέτης, ‘sky-born.’ Schol. P. Q. V. interprets it as ‘bringing fair weather,’ “αἰθρίαν καὶ εὐδίαν ποιῶν”, or ‘producing cold,’ “αἶθρον ποιῶν, τουτέστι πάγον”. But the passive sense is supported by “αἰειγενέτης” Od.14. 446.The north wind is thus represented as a land wind, coming down from the heights and not up from the sea. Cp. Plut. fluv. 5. 3 “Καυκάσιον ὄρος . . Βορέου κοίτη”. In Il.15. 171 Il., 19. 358 we find “αἰθρηγενής” as an epithet of Boreas.
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