American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Relating to or suggestive of Antaeus.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or resembling Antæus, a giant, in Greek legend, slain by Hercules. Antæus was invincible as long as he remained in contact with his mother Gæa, the earth; but Hercules, who discovered the source of his strength, lifted him into the air and crushed him.
- adj. Relating to Antaeus, a half-giant slain by Hercules in Greek mythology.
- adj. Having superhuman strength, resembling that of Antaeus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to Antæus, a giant athlete slain by Hercules.
“The Antaean treatment is needful for terrestrials, unless they would dwindle.”
“The old Antaean fable of strength renewed from the ground”
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