Stymphalian

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

Definition of Stymphalian

: 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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History and Etymology for 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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“Stymphalian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stymphalian. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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