typhon-, typhoni- +

(Greek > Latin: whirlwind, tempest)

Typhon (proper noun)
1. A surface-to-air missile designed for shipboard deployment against high-performance aircraft and short-range tactical missiles: "The Typhon carries a nuclear or a non-nuclear warhead."

2. Etymology: from Greek mythology, a monster with a hundred heads and one represents the whirlwinds.

Son of Typhoeus and Echidna; father of Cerberus and the Chimera and the Sphinx.

typhon, tyfon (s) (noun); typhons, tyfons (pl)
In acoustical engineering, a loudspeaker horn that is actuated by compressed air or steam.
typhoon (s) (noun), typhoons (pl)
1. A tropical cyclone or extremely powerful, large, and destructive storm that takes place; especially, in the areas of the Philippines, the China Sea, or Indian oceans.
2. Etymology and word history: from Greek tuphon, "whirlwind", and Arabic tufan, "deluge".

The history of typhoon has traveled from Greece to Arabia to India, and also appeared independently in China, before assuming its current form in English.

The Greek word tuphon has been used both as the name of the father of the winds and a common noun meaning "whirlwind, typhoon".

The modern form of typhoon was influenced by a borrowing from the Cantonese variety of Chinese, namely the word taaifung, and then it was respelled to make it look more like Greek.

—Compiled from information located in
The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language;
4th Edition; Houghton Mifflin Company; Boston; 2006.