- of or relating to Mount Cyllene in Arcadia, Greece, or to the god Hermes, reputed to have been born there.
Origin of Cyllenian
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Historical Examples of cyllenian
Here the Cyllenian, poised evenly on his wings, made a first stay; hence he shot himself sheer to the water.
As these words left his lips the Cyllenian, yet speaking, quitted mortal sight and vanished into thin air away out of his eyes.
For my part, I dread the strength that will be yours: there is no need you should keep growing long, Cyllenian, son of Maia!'Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica
Homer and Hesiod
So spake Cyllenian Argus-bane, and winked, with his wrapping on his arm: he p. 155did not cast it down.The Homeric Hymns