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Meaning of HYPERBOREAN

Pronunciation:  `hIpur'bowreeun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind
 

HYPERBOREAN is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: mythical being

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Hy`per*bo"re*an\, a. [L. hyperboreus, Gr. ?; "ype`r
    over, beyond + ?. See {Boreas}.]
    1. (Greek Myth.) Of or pertaining to the region beyond the
       North wind, or to its inhabitants.
    
    2. Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very
       far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, as, a
       hyperborean coast or atmosphere.
    
             The hyperborean or frozen sea.        --C. Butler
                                                   (1633).
    
    
  2. \Hy`per*bo"re*an\, n.
    1. (Greek Myth.) One of the people who lived beyond the North
       wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine.
    
    2. An inhabitant of the most northern regions.
    
    
 
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