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[ahy-dee-uh n]
  1. of, pertaining to, associated with, or inhabiting Mount Ida in Asia Minor or Crete.
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Origin of Idaean

1580–90; < Latin Īdae(us) (< Greek Īdaîos Idaean) + -an
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Historical Examples of idaean

  • We are thy fleet, Idaean pines from the holy hill, now nymphs of the sea.

    The Aeneid of Virgil


  • That the Idaean ideal was Athene is implied by the adjective ethnic.

    Archaic England

    Harold Bayley

  • They were said to have been instituted by the Idaean Heracles, to commemorate his victory over his four brothers in a foot-race.

  • Their names and number were as indistinct even to the ancients as those of the Curetes and Idaean Dactyli.