Atalanta

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

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

First Known Use of Atalanta

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Atalanta

Latin, from Greek Atalantē

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“Atalanta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atalanta. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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