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Hyperborean

[ hahy-per-bawr-ee-uhn, -bohr-, -buh-ree- ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈbɔr i ən, -ˈboʊr-, -bəˈri- /
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noun
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.
adjective
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

Hyperborean
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbɔːrɪən) /

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