North East, North West - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
North East, North West[ 1,,G5566, choros ]
Lat., corus, the Latin name for the north-west wind," hence, "the north-west," occurs in Acts 27:12, AV, RV, "(north-east and) south-east," as the N.W. wind blows towards the S.E.
Note: In the same verse, lips, "the south-west (lit., 'Libyan') wind," hence, "the south-west" (so AV), is rendered "north-east" in RV, as the S.W. wind blows towards the N.E. The difficulty is that Lutro (commonly identified with Phoenix) faces E., not W. But there is a harbor opposite Lutro which does look S.W. and N.W., bearing the name Phineka (RV marg. renders the whole phrase literally). This seems the best solution.