[ih-kair-ee-uh n, ahy-kair-]
  1. an inhabitant of Icaria.

Origin of Icarian

1585–95; < Latin Īcari(us) (< Greek Īkários of Icarus) + -an
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  • His Icarian mind had determined—his large but supple body had executed them.

  • And their flights are followed by pathetic Icarian disasters.

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    John Albert Macy

  • In vain; for, heart-whole as yet, he receives his words deafer than the Icarian rocks.

  • The youth fell into the sea, which from him derived its name of Icarian.

  • On the right hand of the Icarian nest may be seen a singular-looking structure pendent at the end of a long footstalk.

British Dictionary definitions for icarian


  1. of or relating to Icarus


  1. of or relating to Icaria or its inhabitants
  1. an inhabitant of Icaria
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