noun, often capitalized
ar·​i·​masp | \ ˈarəˌmasp \
variants: or arimaspian \ ˌ⸗⸗ˈmaspēən \
plural arimasps or arimaspians also arimaspi\ ˌ⸗⸗ˈmaˌspī , -​(ˌ)spē \

Definition of arimasp

: one of a mythical race of one-eyed men of Scythia represented in ancient art as in constant strife with griffins for gold guarded by the griffins

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arimaspian \ ¦⸗⸗¦maspēən \ adjective, often capitalized

History and Etymology for arimasp

Arimasp from Latin Arimaspus, from Greek Arimaspos; Arimaspian from Latin Arimaspus + English -ian

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“Arimasp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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