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Hyperborean definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

HYPERBO'REAN, a. [L. hyperboreus; Gr. beyond, and the north.]
1. Northern; belonging to or inhabiting a region very far north; most northern.
2. Very cold; frigid.
HYPERBO'REAN, n. An inhabitant of the most northern region of the earth. The ancients gave this denomination to the people and places to the northward of the Scythians, people and regions of which they had little or no knowledge. The Hyperboreans then are the Laplanders,the Samoiedes, and the Russians near the White Sea.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: (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

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Latin Hyperborei (plural), from Greek Hyperboreoi, from hyper- + Boreas Date: 15th century 1. often capitalized a member of a people held by the ancient Greeks to live beyond the north wind in a region of perpetual sunshine 2. an inhabitant of a cool northern climate II. adjective Date: 1591 1. of or relating to an extreme northern region ; frozen 2. of or relating to any of the arctic peoples

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & adj. --n. 1 an inhabitant of the extreme north of the earth. 2 (Hyperborean) (in Greek mythology) a member of a race worshipping Apollo and living in a land of sunshine and plenty beyond the north wind. --adj. of the extreme north of the earth. Etymology: LL hyperboreanus f. L hyperboreus f. Gk huperboreos (as HYPER-, Boreas god of the north wind)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hyperborean 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).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hyperborean 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.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Most northern, far north. 2. Very cold, boreal, wintry, hyemal, brumal, frosty, icy, frigid.

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