Atalanta [at-l-an-tuh] Examples noun
- Classical Mythology. a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a foot race against her but lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to retrieve three golden apples of Aphrodite that he dropped in her path.
Also At·a·lan·te [at-l-an-tee] /ˌæt lˈæn ti/. Compare. Examples from the Web for atalanta Contemporary Examples of atalanta
Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever man wins a footrace.
March 11, 2014
Historical Examples of atalanta
But when Atalanta stood ready for the contest, he was amazed by her beauty.
Josephine Preston Peabody
When Atalanta was born, her father heard of her birth with anger.
Atalanta, daughter of the king of Arcadia, returned sad at heart to her own land.
And, yet again, Atalanta stooped to pick up the apple of gold.
And it wasn’t named for Atalanta at all, was it, Hildegarde?
Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for atalanta Atalanta noun
- Greek myth a maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped
Word Origin and History for atalanta Atalanta
in Greek mythology the daughter of king Schoeneus, famous for her swiftness, Latin, from Greek Atalante, fem. of atalantos “having the same value (as a man),” from a- “one, together” + talanton “balance, weight, value” (cf.).