Atlas

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin Ā̆tlās, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas), either from ἁ- (ha-, copulative prefix) + Proto-Indo-European *telh₂- (bear, undergo, endure) or of Pre-Greek origin.

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Atlas (countable and uncountable, plural Atlases)

  1. (Greek mythology) The son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
  2. A placename
    1. (astronomy) A moon of Saturn.
    2. (astronomy) A crater in the last quadrant of the moon.
    3. (astronomy) A triple star system in the Pleiades open cluster (M45) also known as 27 Tauri.
  3. (countable) A surname​.
  4. (astronautics, military, US) The SM-65, an early ICBM, soon developed into a long-lived orbital launch vehicle series.

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Atlas (plural Atlases)

  1. (astronautics, military, US) A particular model or individual specimen of the Atlas missile and launch vehicle line.

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Atlas (plural Atlases)

  1. A subgroup of the Berber languages.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Atlas, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɑt.lɑs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: At‧las

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Atlas m

  1. (Greek mythology) Atlas (mythological giant)
  2. (uncommon) Atlas Mountains
    Synonym: Atlasgebergte
  3. (astronomy) Atlas (moon of Saturn)

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin Atlas, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

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Atlas m

  1. (Greek mythology) Atlas (son of Iapetus and Clymene, leader of the Titans ordered by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders)
  2. (astronomy) Atlas (moon of Saturn)
  3. (astronomy) Atlas (star in the Pleiades)
  4. (astronomy) Atlas (crater in the first quadrant of the moon)
  5. Atlas Mountains

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German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin Atlās or from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas), from the name of the mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)).

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Atlas m (strong, genitive Atlas or Atlasses or Atlanten, plural Atlanten)

  1. (cartography or reference work) atlas (bound collection of maps)
    • 1902, Geologisches Centralblatt, volume 2, page 17:
      In diesem System der Arbeitstheilung, sowie in der ungenügenden topographischen Grundlage 1 : 50 000 liegt auch die Schwäche des Atlasses, der gleichwohl für jene Zeit ein hervorragendes Werk darstellte.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. atlas (bound collection of tables, illustrations on any subject)
    • 2008, Frank H. Netter, translation by Roland Mühlbauer, Atlas der Anatomie, fourth edition, →ISBN, preface:
      Jeder von ihnen hat einen Abschnitt des Atlanten gegengelesen, korrigiert und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht.
      Each one of them checked, corrected, and brought a chapter of the atlas up to date.
  3. (uncommon) atlas (figure of a man used as a column)
    Synonym: Atlant
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Atlas m (strong, genitive Atlas or Atlasses or Atlanten, plural Atlasse)

  1. (medicine) atlas (uppermost vertebra of the neck)
    • 1893, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Chirurgie, volume 35, edited by A. Lücke and E. Rose, page 559:
      Halswirbel zeigt sich an der rechten unteren Gelenkfläche des Atlas eine leicht bogenförmige, usurirte [sic] Linie im Gelenkknorpel: []
      The cervical vertebra manifests on the right anterior articular surface of the atlas a slightly arcuate, abraded line in the articular cartilage: []
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der Atlas m (proper noun, strong, usually definite, definite genitive des Atlas or des Atlasses or des Atlanten)

  1. the Atlas Mountains (a mountain range in northwestern Africa)
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Atlas m (proper noun, strong, genitive Atlas' or (with an article) Atlas)

  1. (astronomy) Atlas (moon of Saturn)
  2. (astronomy) Atlas (star in the Pleiades)
  3. (astronomy) Atlas (crater in the first quadrant of the moon)
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Atlas m (proper noun, strong, genitive Atlas', plural Atlasse)

  1. (Greek mythology) Atlas (son of Iapetus and Clymene, leader of the Titans ordered by Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders)
  2. An unknown-gender given name
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Atlas m or f (proper noun, surname, masculine genitive Atlas' or (with an article) Atlas, feminine genitive Atlas, plural Atlas or Atlasens)

  1. A surname​.
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die Atlas f (proper noun, usually definite, definite genitive der Atlas)

  1. Atlas (family of US intercontinental ballistic missiles)
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Borrowed from Arabic أَطْلَس(ʾaṭlas).

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Atlas m (strong, genitive Atlas or Atlasses, no plural)

  1. atlas satin
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Further reading[edit]

  • Atlas” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the name of the Ancient Greek mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)).

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Ā̆tlās m (genitive Ā̆tlantis); third declension

  1. (geography) A mountain in the Atlas Mountain Range in the former Kingdom of Mauretania, said to support the heavens.
  2. (Greek mythology) The Titan Atlas.
    • Ovid Metamorphoses with an English translation by Frank Justus Miller. In two volumes, I, books I–VIII, 1951, page 224–225 containing Ovidus' Metamorphoses IV, 644–645:
      "tempus, Atla, veniet, tua quo spoliabitur auro
      arbor, et hunc praedae titulum Iove natus habebit."
      "Atlas, the time will come when your tree will be spoiled of its gold, and he who gets the glory of this spoil will be Jove's son."

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative Ā̆tlās Ā̆tlantēs
Genitive Ā̆tlantis Ā̆tlantum
Dative Ā̆tlantī Ā̆tlantibus
Accusative Ā̆tlantem Ā̆tlantēs
Ablative Ā̆tlante Ā̆tlantibus
Vocative Ā̆tlā Ā̆tlantēs

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  • Portuguese: Atlas
  • Spanish: Atlas

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Portuguese[edit]

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Atlas

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Atlas, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas), meaning "The Bearer (of the Heavens)", from (Á), copulative prefix, + τλῆναι (tlênai, to thole, suffer, endure, bear), from Proto-Indo-European *tele (to support, lift, weigh).

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  • Hyphenation: A‧tlas

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Atlas m

  1. (Greek mythology) Atlas (titan who holds the sky)

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Atlas f

  1. (astronomy) Atlas (a moon of Saturn)

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Atlas m pl

  1. Atlas Mountains (a mountain range in northwestern Africa)

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Atlās, from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈatlas/, [ˈa.t̪las]

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Atlas m

  1. (Greek mythology) Atlas (titan who holds the sky)

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Atlas m pl

  1. Atlas Mountains (a mountain range in northwestern Africa)