A wind or current of air, especially a light or moderate one (2-14 m/sec).
From O.Sp. briza "cold northeast wind;" alternatively from East Frisian brisen "to blow fresh and strong."
Nasim "gentle breeze," from Ar.
nasim-e xoški (#)
Fr.: brise de terre
A coastal breeze blowing from land to sea after sunset, caused by the temperature difference when the sea surface is warmer than the adjacent land. The warmer air above the water continues to rise, and cooler air from over the land replaces it, creating a breeze.
Xoški "land," from xošk "dry;" Mid.Pers. xušk "dry;" O.Pers. uška- "mainland;" Av. huška- "dry;" cf. Skt. śuska- "dry, dried out;" Gk. auos "dry, dried up;" O.E. sēar "dried up, withered;" Lith. sausas "dry, barren."