Word Origin for Hercynian
Examples from the Web for hercynian
Hercynian, her-sin′i-an, adj. of or pertaining to the forest-covered mountain region of northern Germany—apart the Harz Mountains.
A poetic atmosphere from the Hercynian woods and the monuments of ancient days surrounded our lives.The Story Of My Life From Childhood To Manhood|Georg Ebers
Its surface is controlled throughout by the “Hercynian” folds, running from the Kerry border eastward to the sea at Youghal.
The god Thor was blessed because he had driven them, armed as he was with his famous iron mace, all across the Hercynian forest.Myths of the Rhine|X. B. Saintine
Beginning at the Hercynian forest are the Catti, a robust and vigorous people, possessed also of much sense292 and ability.
Word Origin and History for hercynian
1580s, designating the forest-covered mountains of ancient Germany, from Latin Hercynia (silva) "Hercynian (forest)," related to Greek Orkynios drymos, probably from Old Celtic *Perkunya, from PIE *perq(o)- "oak, oak forest, wooded mountain" (see fir).