Atalanta

[ at-l-an-tuh ]
/ ˌæt lˈæn tə /

noun

Classical Mythology. a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a foot race against her but lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to retrieve three golden apples of Aphrodite that he dropped in her path.
Also At·a·lan·te [at-l-an-tee] /ˌæt lˈæn ti/.
Compare Melanion.
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Atalanta

/ (ˌætəˈlæntə) /

noun

Greek myth a maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped
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