Laputan

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Laputa +‎ -an, after Laputa, an imaginary flying island described in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels (1726).

Adjective[edit]

Laputan (comparative more Laputan, superlative most Laputan)

  1. fanciful; preposterous; absurd in science or philosophy
    (Can we find and add a quotation of G. Eliot to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

Laputan (plural Laputans)

  1. A native or inhabitant of the fictional island of Laputa.

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