halcyon [hal-see-uh n] /ˈhæl si ən/ Show IPA
, Also, halcyonian [hal-see-oh-nee-uh n] /ˌhæl siˈoʊ ni ən/ Show IPA, halcyonic [hal-see-on-ik] /ˌhæl siˈɒn ɪk/ Show IPA
calm; peaceful; tranquil:
rich; wealthy; prosperous:
halcyon times of peace.
happy; joyful; carefree:
halcyon days of youth.
of or pertaining to the halcyon or kingfisher.
a mythical bird, usually identified with the kingfisher, said to breed about the time of the winter solstice in a nest floating on the sea, and to have the power of charming winds and waves into calmness.
any of various kingfishers, especially of the genus Halcyon.
(initial capital letter) Classical Mythology, Alcyone
1350–1400; < Latin < Greek halkyṓn, pseudo-etymological variant of alkyṓn kingfisher; replacing Middle English alceon, alicion < Latin alcyōn < Greek
1. serene, placid, pacific, untroubled.