Stymphalian

adjective

Stym·​pha·​lian
(ˈ)stim¦fālēən,
-lyən
: of or relating to Lake Zaraka in Arcadia that according to Greek mythology was haunted by man-eating birds slain by Hercules

Word History

Etymology

Greek stymphalios Stymphalian (from Stymphalos Stymphalus, mountain in Arcadia near the lake formerly called Stymphalis and now called Zaraka) + English -an

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“Stymphalian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stymphalian. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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