Hyperion

[hahy-peer-ee-uh n]
noun
  1. Classical Mythology. a Titan, the father of Helios, Selene, and Eos.
  2. Astronomy. a natural satellite of the planet Saturn.

Origin of Hyperion

< Latin < Greek Hyperī́ōn, equivalent to hyper- hyper- + iṓn going; see ion
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Examples from the Web for hyperion

Contemporary Examples of hyperion

  • Excerpted from Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations, published by Hyperion, copyright 2013.

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    No More Coddling!

    Joanne Lipman

    October 3, 2013

  • Turlington authored Living Yoga: Creating A Life Practice (Hyperion, 2002).

  • Mark Katz is the author of Clinton Me: A Real Life Political Comedy (Hyperion Books), from which these excerpts were taken.

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    George McGovern & Me

    Mark Katz

    October 21, 2012

  • Her new book, The Bag Lady Papers, comes out in February from Hyperion.

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    Fantasy Shopper

    Alexandra Penney

    December 10, 2009

  • A year ago, Bernie Madoff wiped out Alexandra Penney—whose new book, The Bag Lady Papers, comes out in February from Hyperion.

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    Fantasy Shopper

    Alexandra Penney

    December 10, 2009

Historical Examples of hyperion

  • One of our men was in the Hyperion, managed to stay alive, and has been sending data.

    Triplanetary

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • Of these, one was Luna, the moon, daughter of Hyperion and sister of the Sun.

    Moon Lore

    Timothy Harley

  • I picked it up, and I knew that I was in the presence of the Hyperion.

    Happy Days

    Alan Alexander Milne

  • His 'Hyperion' is a fine monument, and will cause his name to last.

  • It was the last time that the Glee Club concert was ever held at the Hyperion.


British Dictionary definitions for hyperion

Hyperion

1
noun
  1. Greek myth a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, father of Helios (sun), Selene (moon), and Eos (dawn)

Hyperion

2
noun
  1. an irregular-shaped outer satellite of the planet Saturn that tumbles chaotically
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Word Origin and History for hyperion

Hyperion

a Titan, son of Uranus and Gaea, later identified with Apollo, from Greek, literally "he who looks from above."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper