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Thursday, December 24

Hyperborean

[hi-pər-BOR-ee-ən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, unknown

1.

An inhabitant of the extreme north.

Examples of Hyperborean in a sentence

"Those lucky enough to be permanent hyperboreans see the Northern Lights on a regular basis."

"He won Pictionary with his sketch of a famous hyperborean — Santa Claus."

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About Hyperborean

While hyperborean further developed through Middle English and Latin, it finds its roots in the Greek word "huperboreos," which can further be broken down into "huper" (beyond) and "boreas" (north wind).

Did you Know?

There are many reasons why jolly St. Nick became the most famous hyperborean. Luckily, he travels all over the world delivering presents for the holidays. Try using Google's Santa Tracker to follow him around the globe before he returns to the North.

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