halcyon days

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English - English
A period of calm, often nostalgic: “halcyon days of yore”, “halcyon days of youth”
Period of calm during the winter, when storms do not occur
{i} time of happiness calmness and prosperity; two weeks of quiet weather in the winter solstice
halcyon days

    Hyphenation

    hal·cy·on days

    Turkish pronunciation

    hälsiın deyz

    Pronunciation

    /ˈhalsēən ˈdāz/ /ˈhælsiːən ˈdeɪz/

    Etymology

    () From Latin Alcyone, daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. When her husband died in a shipwreck, Alcyone threw herself into the sea whereupon the gods transformed them both into halcyon birds (kingfishers). When Alcyone made her nest on the beach, waves threatened to destroy it. Aeolus restrained his winds and made the waves be calm during seven days in each year, so she could lay her eggs. These became known as the "halcyon days", when storms never occur.

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