Hippolyta

noun
Hip·​pol·​y·​ta | \ hi-ˈpä-lə-tə How to pronounce Hippolyta (audio) \

Definition of Hippolyta

: a queen of the Amazons given in marriage to Theseus by Hercules

First Known Use of Hippolyta

circa 1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Hippolyta

Latin, from Greek Hippolytē

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“Hippolyta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippolyta. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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