Atalanta [at-l-an-tuh] Examples noun

  1. 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 Melanion. 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.

    ‘Free to Be…You and Me’ Did Not Emasculate Men

    Emily Shire

    March 11, 2014

  • Historical Examples of atalanta

  • But when Atalanta stood ready for the contest, he was amazed by her beauty.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

    Josephine Preston Peabody

  • When Atalanta was born, her father heard of her birth with anger.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • Atalanta, daughter of the king of Arcadia, returned sad at heart to her own land.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • And, yet again, Atalanta stooped to pick up the apple of gold.

    A Book of Myths

    Jean Lang

  • And it wasn’t named for Atalanta at all, was it, Hildegarde?

    Hildegarde’s Holiday

    Laura E. Richards

  • British Dictionary definitions for atalanta Atalanta noun

    1. 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. talent).

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