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Atlantean

[at-lan-tee-uh n, -luh n-]
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adjective
  1. pertaining to the demigod Atlas.
  2. having the strength of Atlas: He was of monumental girth and Atlantean power.
  3. pertaining to Atlantis.
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Origin of Atlantean

1660–70; < Latin Atlantē(us) (< Greek Atlánteios of Atlas, equivalent to Atlant-, stem of Átlās + -eios adj. suffix) + -an
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Examples from the Web for atlantean

Historical Examples

  • There was a sharp question from the Atlantean who had spoken before.

    Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930

    Various

  • I am, however, not enamoured of the Atlantean or any other theory.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • From behind he could hear the infuriated shouts of the Atlantean army.

  • The writer was once in a studio where a man, six feet two inches in height, with atlantean shoulders, was sitting for King Alfred.

    The Germ

    Various

  • The book was written by one Deucalion, who seems to have been a priest or general—or perhaps both—and he was an Atlantean.

    The Lost Continent

    C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne


British Dictionary definitions for atlantean

Atlantean

adjective
  1. literary of, relating to, or like Atlas; extremely strong
  2. of or connected with Atlantis
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