Antaean
Antaean An*t[ae]"an, a. [Gr. ?.] Pertaining to Ant[ae]us, a giant athlete slain by Hercules. [1913 Webster]

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  • antaean — (ˈ)an.|tēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Antaeus, a mythical Libyan giant, son of Poseidon and Gaea (earth), who was long invincible because his strength was renewed by contact with the earth (from Latin, from Greek Antaios) +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Antaean — adjective Etymology: Antaeus, a giant overcome by Hercules Date: 1782 1. mammoth 2. having superhuman strength …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Antaean — An·tae·an (ăn tēʹən) adj. Relating to or suggestive of Antaeus. * * * …   Universalium

  • Antaean — adj. suggestive of Antaeus, relating or pertaining to Antaeus; gigantic, huge, mammoth; having superhuman strength …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antaean — an·tae·an …   English syllables

  • Antaeus — Antaean, adj. /an tee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed. * * * ▪ Greek mythology  in Greek mythology, a giant of Libya, the son of the sea …   Universalium

  • Antaeus — Antaean, adj. /an tee euhs/, n. Class. Myth. an African giant who was invincible when in contact with the earth but was lifted into the air by Hercules and crushed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cyclopean — Synonyms and related words: Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Gargantuan, Herculean, Homeric, abysmal, astronomic, colossal, elephantine, enormous, epic, giant, giantlike, gigantic, heroic, huge, immense, infinite, jumbo, mammoth,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Herculean — Synonyms and related words: Antaean, Atlantean, Briarean, Brobdingnagian, Cyclopean, Gargantuan, Homeric, abstruse, abysmal, arduous, astronomic, backbreaking, brutal, burdensome, colossal, complex, critical, crushing, delicate, demanding,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Titan — Synonyms and related words: Amen Ra, Antaean, Antaeus, Apollo, Atlas, Briareus, Brobdingnagian, Charles Atlas, Cyclops, Goliath, Helios, Herculean, Hercules, Hyperion, Phoebus, Phoebus Apollo, Polyphemus, Ra, Samson, Savitar, Shamash, Sol,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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