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Atalanta

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noun At·a·lan·ta \ˌa-tə-ˈlan-tə\

Definition of Atalanta

  1. :  a fleet-footed huntress in Greek mythology who challenges her suitors to a race and is defeated by Hippomenes when she stops to pick up three golden apples he has dropped



Origin and Etymology of atalanta

Latin, from Greek Atalantē


First Known Use: 14th century


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