Hip·​pol·​y·​ta hi-ˈpä-lə-tə How to pronounce Hippolyta (audio)
: a queen of the Amazons given in marriage to Theseus by Hercules

Word History


Latin, from Greek Hippolytē

First Known Use

circa 1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hippolyta was circa 1596

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“Hippolyta.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippolyta. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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