AskDefine | Define Olympus

Dictionary Definition

Olympus n : a mountain peak in northeast Greece near the Aegean coast; believed by ancient Greeks to be the dwelling place of the gods (9,570 feet high) [syn: Mount Olympus, Mt. Olympus, Olimbos]

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Etymology

From Ὄλυμπος

Proper noun

Olympus
  1. The highest mountain in Greece

Translations

mountain
  • Czech: Olymp
  • French: Olympe
  • Greek: Όλυμπος

Extensive Definition

Mt. Olympus and Olympus can refer to:

Mountains

See List of peaks named Olympus* Mount Olympus in Pieria, northern Greece, the home of the twelve gods of Olympus in Greek mythology* Mount Olympus (Cyprus), the highest point (1952 m) on the island of Cyprus* Mount Olympus (Washington), on the Olympic Peninsula

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Communities

* Olympos, Karpathos, a town on the Greek island of Karpathos

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Olympus in Tosk Albanian: Olymp (Begriffsklärung)
Olympus in Catalan: Olimp (desambiguació)
Olympus in German: Olympos
Olympus in Spanish: Olimpo (desambiguación)
Olympus in Finnish: Olympos
Olympus in French: Olympe (homonymie)
Olympus in Italian: Olimpo
Olympus in Japanese: オリンポス山 (曖昧さ回避)
Olympus in Korean: 올림푸스 (동음이의)
Olympus in Latvian: Olimps
Olympus in Dutch: Olympus
Olympus in Romanian: Olimp
Olympus in Russian: Олимп (значения)
Olympus in Turkish: Olympus
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