Cyclopean

Cyclopean

[sahy-kluh-pee-uhn, sahy-klop-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of the Cyclops.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) gigantic; vast.
3.
(usually lowercase) Architecture, Building Trades. formed with or containing large, undressed stones fitted closely together without the use of mortar: a cyclopean wall.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin Cyclōpē(us) (< Greek Kyklṓpeios, equivalent to Kýklōp(s) Cyclops + -eios -eous) + -an

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Cyclopean (ˌsaɪkləʊˈpiːən, saɪˈkləʊpɪən)
 
adj
1.  of, relating to, or resembling the Cyclops
2.  denoting, relating to, or having the kind of masonry used in preclassical Greek architecture, characterized by large dry undressed blocks of stone

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cyclopean
1640s, from L. cyclopeus, from Gk. kyklopeios, from kyklopes (see cyclops).
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