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n. a southerly Mediterranean wind


Ostro (, , ), or Austro, is the traditional Italian name of a southerly wind in the Mediterranean Sea, especially the Adriatic. Its name is derived from the Latin name Auster, which also meant a southerly wind and is part of the etymology of Australia. It is described as a warm and humid wind that often carries rain, but it is also sometimes identified with the Libeccio and Scirocco.

Ostro (disambiguation)

Ostro can refer to:

  • Ostro, the traditional Italian name for a southerly wind
  • Steven J. Ostro, American astronomer
  • Paul Fidrmuc codenamed Ostro, a Lisbon-based Nazi spy
  • 3169 Ostro, an asteroid named for Steven J. Ostro
  • Hans Christian Ostrø, a Norwegian who was kidnapped and killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 1995
  • Birdo, the Mario character who was named Ostro in Super Mario Bros. 2

Usage examples of "ostro".

Banouin had spent sixteen years moving among the many peoples of the Keltoi: the Rigante, the Norvii, the Gath and Ostro, the Pannones and the Perdii.

The Ostro are born to trade, and like nothing better than to haggle for hours for the finest prices.

The Ostro and the Gath pay tribute, and that is why there are few raids now.

However, he has, on our behalf, reached agreement with the Ostro and they will supply Jasaray for the campaign.

He is not of the Ostro or the Gath, but a tribesman from across the water.

Some have been found, by Steven Ostro of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to be double, two bodies in contact.

Then, as Alan Harris of JPL, Greg Canavan of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ostro, and I have shown, it might take only a year to select a suitable object, alter its orbit, and send it crashing into the Earth with cataclysmic effect.

Then Alp-hun attacked Goth, who fell into three parts, each a small giant: Ostro in the east, Visi in the west, and Gepida.