What is another word for sou'-east?

7 synonyms found


[ sˈuːˈiːst], [ sˈuːˈiːst], [ s_ˈuː___ˈiː_s_t]

Sou'-east is a term used to refer to a direction on a compass. It is also known as the southeast, and there are several other synonyms that can be used to describe this direction. Some of the most common synonyms for sou'-east include southeastward, southeastwardly, southeastern, and southeasterly. Other possible synonyms include south-easterly, se, SE, and soeast. Depending on the context in which the word is used, there may be other synonyms that are more appropriate. For example, if referring to the weather, you might use terms like balmy or mild to describe sou'-east winds.

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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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