[ hahy-per-bawr-ee-uh n, -bohr-, -buh-ree- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈbɔr i ən, -ˈboʊr-, -bəˈri- /


Classical Mythology. one of a people supposed to live in a land of perpetual sunshine and abundance beyond the north wind.
an inhabitant of an extreme northern region.


of or relating to the Hyperboreans.
(lowercase) of, relating to, or living in a far northern region.


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Origin of Hyperborean

< Latin hyperbore(us) < Greek hyperbóreos beyond the north wind, northern, polar (hyper- hyper- + boréas the north, the north wind) + -an; see Boreas
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperborean

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbɔːrɪən) /


Greek myth one of a people believed to have lived beyond the North Wind in a sunny land
an inhabitant of the extreme north


(sometimes not capital) of or relating to the extreme north
of or relating to the Hyperboreans

Word Origin for Hyperborean

C16: from Latin hyperboreus, from Greek huperboreos, from hyper- + Boreas the north wind
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