Olympian

Olympian

[uh-lim-pee-uhn, oh-lim-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to Mount Olympus or dwelling thereon, as the gods of classical Greece.
2.
pertaining to Olympia in Elis.
3.
of, resembling, characteristic of, or suitable to the gods of Olympus; majestic or aloof: an Olympian landscape; an Olympian disdain.
noun
4.
an Olympian deity.
5.
a contender in the Olympic Games.
6.
a native or inhabitant of Olympia.

Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin Olympiānus, equivalent to Latin Olympi(us) (< Greek Olýmpios, derivative of Ólympos Olympus) + -ānus -an

Olympianly, adverb
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Olympian (əˈlɪmpɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to Mount Olympus or to the classical Greek gods
2.  majestic or godlike in manner or bearing
3.  superior to mundane considerations, esp when impractical
4.  of or relating to ancient Olympia or its inhabitants
 
n
5.  a god of Olympus
6.  an inhabitant or native of ancient Olympia
7.  chiefly (US) a competitor in the Olympic Games

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Olympian
"of or belonging to Olympus" (c.1600); the noun meaning "a great god of ancient Greece" is attested from 1843; sense of "one who competes in the (modern) Olympic Games" is from 1976.
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