Definition of Atlantes

1. n. pl. Figures or half figures of men, used as columns to support an entablature; -- called also telamones. See Caryatides.



Definition of Atlantes

1. Noun. (plural of atlas) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Atlantes

1. atlas [n] - See also: atlas

Lexicographical Neighbors of Atlantes

athyrotic
atilt
atimies
atimy
atingle
atinumab
atipamezole
atiptoe
atisane
atishoo
atishoos
atlanta
atlantad
atlantal
atlantes (current term)
atlantic
atlantic islands
atlantic part of vertebral artery
atlanto-
atlanto-occipital
atlanto-occipital articulation
atlanto-occipital joint
atlanto-occipital membrane
atlanto-odontoid
atlantoaxial
atlantoaxial joint
atlantodidymus
atlantoepistrophic

Literary usage of Atlantes

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"THE atlantes OF HERODOTUS. Mr Tristram suggests that the description of Mount Atlas as given by Herodotus may have arisen, irf part at least, from confused ..."

2. History of Sanitation by John Joseph Cosgrove (1909)
"One of these compartments, known as an atlantes, is shown in the annexed woodcut. In addition to this service there can be little doubt that this apartment ..."

3. The Geography of Herodotus ...: Illustrated from Modern Researches and by James Talboys Wheeler (1854)
"5th station—atlantes.—Position unknown.—Sources of Herodotus's information mere caravan gossip.—Confusion respecting Mount Atlas.—Salt mine identified with ..."

4. Six Years' Travels in Russia by Mary Ann Pellew Smith (1859)
"... of the Floor Above—Polished Granite atlantes—Peter's Gallery— Relics from Kertch—The Duke of Wellington's House in St. Petersburg—The Duke's Regiment. ..."

Other Resources:

Search for Atlantes on Dictionary.com!Search for Atlantes on Thesaurus.com!Search for Atlantes on Google!Search for Atlantes on Wikipedia!

Search