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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hyperborean \Hy'per*bo"re*an\, adjective [L. hyperboreus, Gr. ?; "ype'r over, beyond + ?. See {Boreas}.]

1. (Greek Myth.) Of or pertaining to the region beyond the North wind, or to its inhabitants.

2. Northern; belonging to, or inhabiting, a region in very far north; most northern; hence, very cold; fright, as, a hyperborean coast or atmosphere.

The hyperborean or frozen sea. --C. Butler (1633).

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hyperborean \Hy'per*bo"re*an\, noun

1. (Greek Myth.) One of the people who lived beyond the North wind, in a land of perpetual sunshine.

2. An inhabitant of the most northern regions.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Hyperborean

noun

1: (Greek mythology) one of a people that the ancient Greeks believed lived in a warm and sunny land north of the source of the north wind


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