Origin of OlympiaClassical Latin from Gr, feminine of Olympios, literally , of Olympus
a feminine name
- plain in ancient Elis, W Peloponnesus: site of the ancient Olympic games
- capital of Wash.: seaport on Puget Sound
Origin of Olympiaafter Olympic Mountains
A plain of southern Greece in the northwest Peloponnesus. It was a religious center devoted to the worship of Zeus and the site of the ancient Olympic Games. The statue of the Olympian Zeus by Phidias was one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
The capital of Washington, in the western part of the state on the southern end of Puget Sound. Settled c. 1845, it became the territorial capital in 1853.x
- 161 by Herodes Minor; bronzes from Olympia, Delphi and elsewhere, and numerous painted vases, among them the unequalled white lekythi from Athens and Eretria.
- He and the crown princess took a great interest in art and industry, especially in the royal museums; and the excavations conducted at Olympia and Pergamon with such great results were chiefly due to him.
- 134; Pindar, Olympia, vi., Nemea, ix.; Apollodorus iii.
- Aristotle saw in the temple of Hera at Olympia a bronze disk, recording the traditional laws of the festival, on which the name of Lycurgus stood next to that of Iphitus, king of Elis.
- Olympia entered on a new phase of brilliant and secure existence as a recognized Panhellenic institution.