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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a queen of the Amazons, variously said to have been killed by Hercules or to have been conquered and married by Theseus.
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Examples from the Web for hippolyta

Historical Examples

  • Speaking of Hippolyta's skill, I asked her where she had learnt to ride.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The ninth was to bring the girdle of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons.

  • “That tells as much against the Hippolyta man,” said Rosamond.

    The Three Brides

    Charlotte M. Yonge

  • As the play opens with speeches of Theseus and Hippolyta, it is convenient to treat first of these two characters.

  • Shakespeare simply states that Theseus "woo'd" Hippolyta "with his sword."

British Dictionary definitions for hippolyta


Hippolyte (hɪˈpɒlɪˌtiː)

  1. Greek myth a queen of the Amazons, slain by Hercules in battle for her belt, which he obtained as his ninth labour
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