Olympian O*lym"pi*an ([-o]*l[i^]m"p[i^]*an), Olympic O*lym"pic ([-o]*l[i^]m"p[i^]k), a. [L. Olympius, Olympicus, Gr. 'Oly`mpios, 'Olympiko`s, fr. 'O`lympos: cf. F. olympique. See {Olympiad}.] Of or pertaining to Olympus, a mountain of Thessaly, fabled as the seat of the gods, or to Olympia, a small plain in Elis. [1913 Webster]

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