olympic









olympic


adjective

  1. of or relating to the Olympic Games: an Olympic contender.
  2. of or relating to Olympia, in Greece.
  3. pertaining to Mount Olympus, in Greece.
  4. Olympian(def 3).

noun

  1. an Olympian deity.
  2. Olympics. Olympic Games(def 2).

adjective

  1. of or relating to the Olympic Games
  2. of or relating to ancient Olympia

adj.c.1600, “of or in reference to Mount Olympos, also to Olympia (khora), town or district in Elis in ancient Greece, where athletic contests in honor of Olympian Zeus were held 776 B.C.E. and every four years thereafter; from Greek Olympikos, from Olympos, of unknown origin. The modern Olympic Games are a revival, begun in 1896. Not the same place as Mount Olympus, abode of the gods, which was in Thessaly.

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