Idae·​an
variants: or Idean \ (ˈ)ī¦dēən \

Definition of Idaean

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or dwelling on Mt. Ida in Crete
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Greek goddess Rhea with whom Mt. Ida was associated
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Definition of Idaean (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or dwelling on Mt. Ida in Asia Minor
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the ancient Greek goddess Cybele with whom Mt. Ida was associated

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History and Etymology for Idaean

Adjective (1)

Latin idaeus Idaean (from Greek idaios, from Idē Mt. Ida in Crete) + English -an

Adjective (2)

Latin idaeus Idaean (from Greek idaios, from Idē Mt. Ida in Asia Minor) + English -an

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“Idaean.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Idaean. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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