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Thule

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noun Thu·le \ˈthü-lē, ˈthyü-\

Definition of Thule

  1. :  the northernmost part of the habitable ancient world



Origin of thule

Middle English Tyle, from Old English, from Latin Thule, Thyle, from Greek Thoulē, Thylē


First Known Use: before 12th century


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Thule

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adjective Thu·le \ˈtü-lē\

Definition of Thule

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the culture existing in the arctic lands from Alaska to Greenland from about a.d. 500 to a.d. 1400



Origin of thule

Thule, Greenland


First Known Use: 1925


Thule

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geographical name Thu·le \ˈtü-lē\

Definition of Thule

  1. settlement NW Greenland



Variants of thule

or Qaa·naaq play \kä-ˈnäk\

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