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Origin of antipodes
Examples from the Web for antipodean
Very pathetic, and marked by some distinctively Antipodean traits, is the sister of the bushrangers in Robbery under Arms.Australian Writers|Desmond Byrne
Whitman is certainly not an influence; there is not a trace of him anywhere; Whitman and Mr. Pound are antipodean to each other.Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry|T. S. Eliot
Artificial lakes are made for the cultivation of fish caught in Antipodean streams.
After seeing the performance of this antipodean, one can understand the wonderful vigour of his muscles.Acrobats and Mountebanks|Hugues Le Roux
Then there are tree-hunters exploring all the continents, and bringing new species from Japan and other antipodean countries.
Word Origin for antipodes
late 14c., "persons who dwell on the opposite side of the globe;" 1540s as "place on the opposite side of the earth," from Latin antipodes "those who dwell on the opposite side of the earth," from Greek antipodes, plural of antipous "with feet opposite (ours)," from anti- "opposite" (see anti-) + pous "foot" (see foot (n.)); thus, people who live on the opposite side of the world.
Yonde in Ethiopia ben the Antipodes, men that haue theyr fete ayenst our fete. ["De Proprietatibus Rerum Bartholomeus Anglicus," translated by John of Trevisa, 1398]
Not to be confused with antiscii "those who live on the same meridian on opposite side of the equator," whose shadows fall at noon in the opposite direction, from Greek anti- + skia "shadow." Related: Antipodal (adj.); antipodean (1630s, n.; 1650s, adj.).