Definition of Ortygian
1 : of or relating to the Greek island of Delos held in antiquity to be the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis Ortygian Artemis
2 : of or relating to the Sicilian island of Ortygia on which modern Syracuse is built beneath the Ortygian shore — P. B. Shelley
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Origin and Etymology of ortygian
in sense 1, from Ortygia Delos, smallest island of the Cyclades, south Aegean Sea + English -an; in sense 2, from Ortygia, island near the southeastern coast of Sicily + English -an
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