Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the twelve gods of Olympus, especially to Zeus ( Juiter).

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the Olympic games.

Part of speech: noun

Gr. Myth. Any one of the twelve higher gods who dwelt on Mount Olympus, viz; Zeus, Hera, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Hermes, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephsestus, Hestia, Poseidon, and Demeter.

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Usage examples "olympian":

  1. Some time back there had been a war between the Lepreans and some of the Arcadians; and the Eleans being called in by the former with the offer of half their lands, had put an end to the war, and leaving the land in the hands of its Leprean occupiers had imposed upon them the tribute of a talent to the Olympian Zeus. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
  2. In the province of art, at least, the Olympian gods are paramount; and thus we are led to appreciate and to understand their worship as it affected the religious ideals of the people and the services of the State. - "Religion and Art in Ancient Greece", Ernest Arthur Gardner.
  3. And finally, there was Tesuque himself regarding her from his shelf in an Olympian calm which no merely mortal emotion could touch or stir. - "A Prairie Infanta", Eva Wilder Brodhead.