Atalante

Atalanta

[at-l-an-tuh]
noun
Classical Mythology. a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a foot race against her but lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to retrieve three golden apples of Aphrodite that he dropped in her path.
Also, Atalante [at-l-an-tee] .
Compare Melanion.
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Atalanta (ˌætəˈlæntə)
 
n
Greek myth a maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped

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Atalanta
daughter of king Schoeneus, famous for her swiftness, L., from Gk. Atalante, fem. of atalantos "having the same value (as a man)," from a- "one, together" + talanton "balance, weight, value" (cf. talent).
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