Idaean

1 of 2

adjective (1)

Idae·​an
variants or Idean
(ˈ)ī¦dēən
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

Idaean

2 of 2

adjective (2)

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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

Word History

Etymology

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 21 Jun. 2024.

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