Thule

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[ thoo-lee for 1, 2; too-lee for 3 ]
/ ˈθu li for 1, 2; ˈtu li for 3 /

noun

the ancient Greek and Latin name for an island or region variously identified as one of the Shetland Islands, Iceland, or Norway: supposed to be the most northerly region of the world.
Also called Qaa·naaq [kah-nahk] /kɑˈnɑk/ . a settlement in northwestern Greenland: site of U.S. air base.

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Definition for Thule (2 of 2)

Thule2
[ too-lee ]
/ ˈtu li /

adjective

of or relating to an Eskimo culture flourishing from a.d. 500–1400, and extending throughout the Arctic from Greenland to Alaska.

Origin of Thule

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named after Thule, Greenland
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British Dictionary definitions for Thule

Thule
/ (ˈθjuːlɪ) /

noun

Also called: ultima Thule a region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world: sometimes thought to have been Iceland, Norway, or one of the Shetland Islands
an Inuit settlement in NW Greenland: a Danish trading post, founded in 1910, and US air force base
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