Definition of Hyperborean

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind.

Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Mythical Being



Definition of Hyperborean

1. a. Of or pertaining to the region beyond the North wind, or to its inhabitants.

2. n. One of the people who lived beyond the North wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine.

Definition of Hyperborean

1. Noun. One of a race of people in Greek mythology living in the extreme north, beyond the north wind. ¹

2. Noun. (context: usually humorous) Any person living in a northern country, or to the north. ¹

3. Adjective. Pertaining to the extreme north of the earth, or ''(usually jocular)'' to a specific northern country or area. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyperborean

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Medical Definition of Hyperborean

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the region beyond the North wind, or to its inhabitants. 2. Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, as, a hyperborean coast or atmosphere. "The hyperborean or frozen sea." (C. Butler (1633)) 3. One of the people who lived beyond the North wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine. See: boreas. Origin: L. Hyperboreus, Gr.; over, beyond. (04 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperborean

hyperboliform
hyperbolike
hyperbolism
hyperbolisms
hyperbolist
hyperbolists
hyperbolize
hyperbolized
hyperbolizes
hyperbolizing
hyperboloid
hyperboloidal
hyperboloids
hyperbolæ
hyperboreal
hyperborean (current term)
hyperboreans
hyperboulia
hyperbrachycephaly
hyperbranched
hypercaffeinated
hypercalcaemia
hypercalcaemias
hypercalcemia
hypercalcemias
hypercalcemic
hypercalcinuria
hypercalcinurias
hypercalciuria
hypercalciurias

Literary usage of Hyperborean

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1. A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and by William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares (1798)
"The hyperborean in return ... of the word hyperborean, feem to have ... the fage was by nation an hyperborean, appeared a Grecian in ..."

2. The Cults of the Greek States by Lewis Richard Farnell (1907)
"We find then that the route led from and through countries that might properly be called * hyperborean.' It led from Macedon, where the presumable existence ..."

3. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1917)
"The " hyperborean " will be the name chosen for the Second Continent, the land which stretched out its promontories southward and westward from the North ..."

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