Atlantis

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Atlantis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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