Acts 27:14

After no long time (met ou polu). Litotes again. Beat down from it (ebalen kat auth). Second aorist active indicative of ballw, to throw. Here "dashed" (intransitive). Auth is in the ablative, not genitive case, beat "down from it" (Crete), not "against it or on it." (Robertson, Grammar, p. 606). Auth cannot refer to ploion (boat) which is neuter. So the ablative case with kata as in Mark 5:13 , Homer also. The Cretan mountains are over 7,000 feet high. A tempestuous wind which is called Euraquilo (anemo tupwniko o kaloumeno Eurakulwn). Tupwn=Tupw was used for the typhoon, a violent whirlwind (turbo) or squall. This word gives the character of the wind. The Eurakulwn (reading of Aleph A B against the Textus Receptus Eurokludwn) has not been found elsewhere. Blass calls it a hybrid word compounded of the Greek euro (east wind) and the Latin aquilo (northeast). It is made like euronoto (southeast). The Vulgate has euroaquilo. It is thus the east north east wind. Page considers Euroclydon to be a corruption of Euraquilo. Here the name gives the direction of the wind.