Definition of Olympian adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈlɪmpiən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɪmpiən//
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  1. 1[only before noun] relating to the ancient or modern Olympic games Olympian gymnasts
  2. 2like a god; powerful and impressive He viewed the problem with Olympian detachment.
  3. Word Originlate 15th cent.:from Latin Olympus (the home of the twelve greater gods identified with Mount Olympus) + -ian.
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