olympian









olympian


adjective

  1. pertaining to Mount Olympus or dwelling thereon, as the gods of classical Greece.
  2. pertaining to Olympia in Elis.
  3. of, resembling, characteristic of, or suitable to the gods of Olympus; majestic or aloof: an Olympian landscape; an Olympian disdain.

noun

  1. an Olympian deity.
  2. a contender in the Olympic Games.
  3. a native or inhabitant of Olympia.

adjective

  1. of or relating to Mount Olympus or to the classical Greek gods
  2. majestic or godlike in manner or bearing
  3. superior to mundane considerations, esp when impractical
  4. of or relating to ancient Olympia or its inhabitants

noun

  1. a god of Olympus
  2. an inhabitant or native of ancient Olympia
  3. mainly US a competitor in the Olympic Games

adj.“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.

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