Hes·​pe·​ri·​an he-ˈspir-ē-ən How to pronounce Hesperian (audio)

Word History


Latin Hesperia, the west, from Greek, from feminine of hesperios of the evening, western, from hesperos evening — more at west

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hesperian was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Hesperian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperian. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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