[ sˈuːˈiːst], [ sˈuːˈiːst], [ s_ˈuː___ˈiː_s_t]
How to use "Sou'-east" in context?
According to the Oxford Dictionary, the derivation of the word "sou'-east" is uncertain. It may either come from the Portuguese "sou"- meaning "west" and "este", meaning "this"; reflecting the direction of the Sun's rays at high noon, or it may come from the Arabic "sawt" meaning "sunrise" and "east", reflecting the direction of the dawn. Either way, the usage of the term in British English dates back to at least the 16th century.
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