Southwest - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Southwest[ 1,,G3047, lips ]
lit., Libyan," denotes "the S.W. wind," Acts 27:12, "(looking) northeast (and southeast)," RV, lit., "(looking down) the southwest wind (and down the northwest wind);" to look down a wind was to look in the direction in which it blows. A S.W. wind blows towards the N.E.; the aspect of the haven answers to this. See also under NORTHEAST, NORTHWEST.