Stymphalian

adjective Stym·pha·lian \(ˈ)stim¦fālēən, -lyən\

Definition of Stymphalian

  1. :  of or relating to Lake Zaraka in Arcadia that according to Greek mythology was haunted by man-eating birds slain by Hercules

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Origin and Etymology of stymphalian

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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