Origin of Hyperborean
Examples from the Web for hyperborean
It was like some Hyperborean hell, and we the doomed wretches sentenced to our eternity of toil.John Splendid|Neil Munro
After this exercise, he blew a hyperborean whistle, as if to blow his wrath away.The Virginians|William Makepeace Thackeray
According to his mellow descriptions, the equator has a decided advantage over these dull, temperate, hyperborean regions.
But in no instance has an individual of this hyperborean race failed to sigh for his Arctic home after landing at Hawaii.From Paris to New York by Land|Harry de Windt
Fishing and fur-hunting, too, will form a portion of the occupations of the Hyperborean Mongolidæ.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man|Robert Gordon Latham
Word Origin for Hyperborean
1590s, from Late Latin hyperboreanus, from Latin hyperboreus, from Greek hyperboreos "pertaining to the regions of the far north," from hyper (see hyper-) + Boreas (see Boreal). The Hyperboreans were an imagined Arctic people believed by the ancients to be distinguished by piety and happiness. Middle English had iperborie "the far north of the Earth" (mid-15c.).