Its surface is controlled throughout by the “hercynian” folds, running from the Kerry border eastward to the sea at Youghal.
Beginning at the hercynian forest are the Catti, a robust and vigorous people, possessed also of much sense292 and ability.
A poetic atmosphere from the hercynian woods and the monuments of ancient days surrounded our lives.
hercynian, her-sin′i-an, adj. of or pertaining to the forest-covered mountain region of northern Germany—apart the Harz Mountains.
I mention this, because here was the regio Hercynia, where the hercynian forest commenced, and from which it received its name.
The god Thor was blessed because he had driven them, armed as he was with his famous iron mace, all across the hercynian forest.
The breadth of this hercynian forest which has been referred to above is, to a quick traveler, a journey of nine days.
The two arcs together, which were undoubtedly formed at the same period, have been named by Bertrand the hercynian chain.
Mountains and forests: the hercynian forest, a general name for the forest mountains, particularly of eastern Germany.
Moreover the hercynian Forest attends for a while its native Cattans, then suddenly forsakes them.
1580s, designating the forest-covered mountains of ancient Germany, from Latin Hercynia (silva) "Hercynian (forest)," related to Greek Orkynios drymos, probably from Old Celtic *Perkunya, from PIE *perq(o)- "oak, oak forest, wooded mountain" (see fir).