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Compass rose

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A compass rose showing the cardinal directions
A compass rose showing the cardinal directions

A compass rose is a drawing on a map that shows the cardinal directions.

Wind Greek Roman Frankish
N Aparctias (ὰπαρκτίας) Septentrio Nordroni
NNE Meses (μέσης) or
Boreas (βoρέας)
Aquilo Nordostroni
NE Caicias (καικίας) Caecias Ostnordroni
E Apeliotes (ὰπηλιώτης) Subsolanus Ostroni
SE Eurus (εΰρος) Vulturnus Ostsundroni
SSE Euronotus (εὺρόνοtος) Euronotus Sundostroni
S Notos (νόtος) Auster Sundroni
SSW Libonotos (λιβόνοtος) Libonotus
or Austroafricus
Sundvuestroni
SW Lips (λίψ) Africus Vuestsundroni
W Zephyrus (ζέφυρος) Favonius Vuestroni
NW Argestes (ὰργέστης) Corus Vuestnordroni
NNW Thrascias (θρασκίας) Thrascias or Circius Nordvuestroni

In other media

  • Ursula K. Le Guin, The Compass Rose, collection of short stories, 1982 ISBN 0-06-014988-4
  • "La Rosa de los Vientos", Spanish film written and directed by Patricio Guzmán, 1983

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