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Word of the Day: Hyperborean

Hyperborean

[hi-pər-BOR-ee-ən]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, unknown

An inhabitant of the extreme north.

Examples of hyperborean in a sentence

"Permanent hyperboreans see the northern lights on a regular basis."

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

About Hyperborean

While "hyperborean" came into English through Middle English and Latin, its roots are in the Greek word "huperboreos." That word can 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 — for one, he travels all over the world delivering presents for Christmas. Try using Google's Santa Tracker to follow him around the globe before he returns to the North Pole.

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