Definition of Atalanta
: 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 of atalanta
Latin, from Greek Atalantē
First Known Use: 14th century
Learn More about atalanta
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "Atalanta"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Atalanta? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).