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[he-speer-ee-uh n]
  1. western; occidental.
  2. of or relating to the Hesperides.
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  1. a native or inhabitant of a western land.
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Origin of Hesperian

1540–50; < Latin Hesperi(us) of, toward the West (< Greek hespérios western, derivative of hésperos evening, Hesperus) + -an
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Historical Examples of hesperian

  • Yes, we beheld the Hesperian light that day, and praised Allah.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • But who was to believe that Teucrians should come to Hesperian shores?

  • On the 14th, on board the Allan liner Hesperian, aged 73, the Rt.

  • About a year later I happened to cross on the Hesperian in charge of a party.

  • And he called it Hesperian, because it lies toward the west.

British Dictionary definitions for hesperian


  1. poetic western
  2. of or relating to the Hesperides
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  1. a native or inhabitant of a western land
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