- of the far north
- very cold; frigid
- of the Hyperboreans
Origin of hyperboreanLate Latin Hyperboreanus ; from Classical Latin Hyperboreus ; from Classical Greek hyperboreos, beyond the north wind ; from hyper- (see hyper-) + boreas, north wind: see Boreas
- Gr. Myth. an inhabitant of a northern region of sunshine and everlasting spring, beyond the north wind
- a person of a far northern region
- Of or relating to the Hyperboreans.
- hyperboreana. Of or relating to the far north; Arctic.b. Very cold; frigid.
Origin of HyperboreanFrom Latin Hyperboreus, from Hyperbore&imacron;, the Hyperboreans, from Greek Huperboreoi : huper-, hyper- + boreios, northern, or Boreas, the north wind, the north.
- One of a race of people in Greek mythology living in the extreme north, beyond the north wind.
- (usually humorous) Any person living in a northern country, or to the north.
(comparative more hyperborean, superlative most hyperborean)
- Pertaining to the extreme north of the earth, or (usually jocular) to a specific northern country or area.
Late Latin hyperboreanus, cognate with classical Latin hyperboreus; the Greek word was Ύπερβορεος, i.e. ύπερ + βορειος ‘northern’.