noun At·a·lan·ta \ˌa-tə-ˈlan-tə\

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


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