At·​lan·​tis ət-ˈlan-təs How to pronounce Atlantis (audio)
: a fabled island in the Atlantic that according to legend sank beneath the sea

Word History


Latin, from Greek, from Atlas

First Known Use

1602, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Atlantis was in 1602

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“Atlantis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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