Origin of Olympian
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The double amputee Olympian is charged with the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, model Reeva Steenkamp.
But her immediate response to being unable to compete—“Am I still an Olympian?”What’s a Key to Victory in Sochi? Coming So Close to Defeat.|Kevin Bleyer|February 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he does, he will be the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time.
How did this whole thing come about, the move from Olympian to movie consultant?
She was talking about me being an Olympian, saying, “Oh my god.”
Euphranor had great versatility in the arts, and in painting was renowned for his pictures of the Olympian gods at Athens.A Text-Book of the History of Painting|John C. Van Dyke
But, of course, these ladies do not belong to the Olympian sets.Her Royal Highness Woman|Max O'Rell
He who offers himself a candidate for that covenant comes up like an Olympian.An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
When they speak, is the music of the spheres audible in their Olympian mansion, making heaven drowsy with its harmony?Framley Parsonage|Anthony Trollope
But Defoe has no supernatural realm playing into his narrative—no beautiful nymph, no Olympian Gods.Homer's Odyssey|Denton J. Snider
"of or belonging to Olympus," c.1600; see Olympic + -ian. The noun meaning "a great god of ancient Greece" is attested from 1843, from Late Latin Olympianus, from Greek Olympios "pertaining to Olympus;" sense of "one who competes in the (modern) Olympic Games" is from 1976.