from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A mountain range of northern Greece near the Aegean coast. It rises to 2,918.9 m (9,570 ft) at Mount Olympus, the highest point in Greece and home of the mythical Greek gods.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The highest mountain in Greece; in Ancient Greek mythology the home of the gods.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. A mountain in Northeastern Greece; -- it was believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Greek myth, the abode of the gods: identified in classical Greek times with Mount Olympus in Thessaly, later used for a supposed home of the gods in or beyond the sky; hence, sometimes used as equivalent to heaven.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high)


From Ancient Greek Ὄλυμπος (Wiktionary)



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