Olympian

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From Latin Olympius +‎ -an.

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Olympian ‎(comparative more Olympian, superlative most Olympian)

  1. Of or relating to the Greek gods; godlike, celestial.
  2. Aloof; remote and superior.
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 51:
      The Olympian distance he so carefully cultivated was shot through with genuine exhaustion.
  3. Of or relating to Olympia or Mount Olympus.
  4. Of or relating the Olympic Games.

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Noun[edit]

Olympian ‎(plural Olympians)

  1. (Greek mythology) Any of the 12 principal gods of the Greek pantheon; Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Ares, Hermes, Hephaestus, Aphrodite, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, and Hades.
  2. Someone from Olympia.
  3. (sports) An athlete competing in the Olympics.

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