17th century English

Funambule

Senior Member
Dutch
Good morning,

he came upon "a very good harbor for all windes" (said Henry Hudson)

What does 'windes' mean? A kind of vessel? A good harbor for all kinds of vessels?

Thanks!

Funambule
 
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    American English
    I believe it's Middle English for winds. If it's a good harbor for all winds, I would assume it protects ships from all sorts of winds coming from all sorts of directions.
     
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