- of, pertaining to, associated with, or inhabiting Mount Ida in Asia Minor or Crete.
Origin of Idaean
1580–90; < Latin Īdae(us) (< Greek Īdaîos Idaean) + -an
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for idaean
We are thy fleet, Idaean pines from the holy hill, now nymphs of the sea.The Aeneid of Virgil
That the Idaean ideal was Athene is implied by the adjective ethnic.Archaic England
They were said to have been instituted by the Idaean Heracles, to commemorate his victory over his four brothers in a foot-race.
Their names and number were as indistinct even to the ancients as those of the Curetes and Idaean Dactyli.