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1hyperborean

noun hy·per·bo·re·an \ˌhī-pər-ˈbr-ē-ən, -(ˌ)pər-bə-ˈrē-ən\

Definition of HYPERBOREAN

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
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Origin of HYPERBOREAN

Latin Hyperborei (plural), from Greek Hyperboreoi, from hyper- + Boreas
First Known Use: 15th century

2hyperborean

adjective

Definition of HYPERBOREAN

1
:  of or relating to an extreme northern region :  frozen
2
:  of or relating to any of the arctic peoples

First Known Use of HYPERBOREAN

1591

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