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Pronunciation:  `hIpur'bowreeun

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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
  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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