1) a whirlwind, a tempestuous wind
2) a violent attack of wind, a squall
2a) never a single gust nor a steady blowing wind, however violent, but a storm breaking forth from black thunder clouds in furious gusts, with floods of rain, and throwing everything topsy-turvy
Part of Speech: noun feminine
Of uncertain derivation; a whirlwind (squall): - storm, tempest.
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Perseus Digital Library
University of Chicago's Logion lexicon
Thayer's dictionary plus other information.
From this site's dictionary (in Italian)
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