At·​a·​lan·​ta ˌa-tə-ˈlan-tə How to pronounce Atalanta (audio)
: 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

Examples of Atalanta in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Cain established the Atalanta NYC, employing professional female runners to mentor girls in the community alongside their training and racing, and also coaches at New York Road Runners. Issy Ronald, CNN, 15 Feb. 2024 Ivory Coast’s Serge Aurier, currently of Nottingham Forest, and Bosnia’s Sead Kolasinac, now with Atalanta, were the best a slim field could offer. Rory Smith, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2024 Natural State Treehouses built a two-story tree house at Lake Atalanta Park in Rogers at part of a renovation project several years ago. Mike Jones, Arkansas Online, 31 Oct. 2023 Photo recorded by Ocean Exploration Trust's ROV Atalanta on September 10, 2023. Stephen Smith, CBS News, 18 Sep. 2023 Little Atalanta, for instance, can often be seen riding her scooter though the apartment (with her parents’ consent). Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 24 Nov. 2022 Named after Greek heroine Atalanta, the Type 57S and 57SC Atalante featured two-door coupe bodywork, a low-slung chassis and an elegant Art Deco aesthetic. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 29 July 2022 In four trips to Inter, Lazio, Fiorentina and Atalanta, manager Stefano Pioli’s side holds a -1.91 npxGOT differential. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 18 Apr. 2023 In six trips to Fiorentina, Lazio, Milan, Roma, Atalanta and Inter, Napoli holds a +0.3 npxGOT differential. Nick Hennion, Chicago Tribune, 12 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


Latin, from Greek Atalantē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atalanta was in the 14th century

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“Atalanta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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