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- n. One of a race of people in Greek mythology living in the extreme north, beyond the north wind.
- n. Any person living in a northern country, or to the north.
- adj. Pertaining to the extreme north of the earth, or (usually jocular) to a specific northern country or area.
Late Latin hyperboreanus, cognate with classical Latin hyperboreus; the Greek word was Ύπερβορεος, i.e. ύπερ + βορειος ‘northern’. (Wiktionary)