Olym·​pus ə-ˈlim-pəs How to pronounce Olympus (audio)
: a mountain in Thessaly that in Greek mythology is the abode of the gods

Word History


Latin, from Greek Olympos

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Olympus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Olympus. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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