Hyperborean meaning

hīpər-bôrē-ən, -bə-rēən
One of a people known to the ancient Greeks from the earliest times, living in a perpetually warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind.
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Of or relating to the Hyperboreans.
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Of the far north.
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Very cold; frigid.
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Of the Hyperboreans.
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(gr. myth.) An inhabitant of a northern region of sunshine and everlasting spring, beyond the north wind.
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A person of a far northern region.
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One of a race of people in Greek mythology living in the extreme north, beyond the north wind.
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(usually humorous) Any person living in a northern country, or to the north.
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Pertaining to the extreme north of the earth, or (usually jocular) to a specific northern country or area.
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Origin of hyperborean

  • From Latin Hyperboreus from Hyperboreī the Hyperboreans from Greek Huperboreoi huper- hyper- boreios northern or Boreās the north wind, the north

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Late Latin hyperboreanus, cognate with classical Latin hyperboreus; the Greek word was Ύπερβορεος, i.e. ύπερ + βορειος ‘northern’.

    From Wiktionary