adjective Tar·pe·ian \(ˈ)tär¦pē(y)ən\

Definition of Tarpeian

  1. :  of, relating to, or being a cliff or rock of the Capitoline Hill in Rome used in ancient times for hurling condemned criminals to their deaths

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Origin and Etymology of tarpeian

Latin tarpeius (from Tarpeius, cliff or rock on the Capitoline hill, probably from Tarpeia, legendary Roman maiden) + English -an

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