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hyperborean

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

Definition of hyperborean

  1. 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. 2 :  an inhabitant of a cool northern climate



Origin of hyperborean

Latin Hyperborei (plural), from Greek Hyperboreoi, from hyper- + Boreas


First Known Use: 15th century


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hyperborean

adjective hy·per·bo·re·an

Definition of hyperborean

  1. 1 :  of or relating to an extreme northern region :  frozen

  2. 2 :  of or relating to any of the arctic peoples



1591

First Known Use of hyperborean

1591



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