noun At·a·lan·ta \ˌa-tə-ˈlan-tə\

Definition of Atalanta

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of atalanta

Latin, from Greek Atalantē

First Known Use: 14th century

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