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Icarian

[ih-kair-ee-uh n, ahy-kair-]
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adjective
  1. of or like Icarus.
  2. of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants.
noun
  1. an inhabitant of Icaria.

Origin of Icarian

1585–95; < Latin Īcari(us) (< Greek Īkários of Icarus) + -an
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  • His Icarian mind had determined—his large but supple body had executed them.

  • And their flights are followed by pathetic Icarian disasters.

    The Critical Game

    John Albert Macy

  • In vain; for, heart-whole as yet, he receives his words deafer than the Icarian rocks.

  • The youth fell into the sea, which from him derived its name of Icarian.

  • On the right hand of the Icarian nest may be seen a singular-looking structure pendent at the end of a long footstalk.


British Dictionary definitions for icarian

Icarian1

adjective
  1. of or relating to Icarus

Icarian2

adjective
  1. of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants
noun
  1. an inhabitant of Icaria
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