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  • noun A hunter who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a footrace. She was outrun by Hippomenes, who won by dropping along the course three golden apples, which she paused to pick up.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology daughter of king Schoeneus and Clymene, famous for her masculine speed and strength.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek Αταλάντη (Atalantē, "balanced"), from ἀ- (a, "used to express unity") + τάλαντον (talanton, "balanced").

Examples

  • A door behind the knitting machines opened and I met these two women, Atalanta (left) and Holly, the creatives behind the label Atalanta Weller.

    Stil in Berlin

  • British Admiral Philip Jones will have six warships and three spotter planes at his disposal over the next year for his naval force, dubbed Atalanta, which took over protection duties Monday from four

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • A bigger EU naval mission, dubbed Atalanta, is to replace NATO's operations by mid-December.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The operation, to be called Atalanta, is to be led by an admiral from Britain's Northwood naval command, and tasked with protecting freighters against pirate attacks either off the Somali coast or on their way into Mogadishu ports.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Trailing the Atalanta is the 140-foot, 330-ton Mohawk, then the largest schooner in the New York Yacht Club fleet.

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  • The little coxswain of the Atalanta was the last to step on board.

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  • The little coxswain of the Atalanta was the last to step on board.

    A Mortal Antipathy: first opening of the new portfolio

  • Livorno is now bottom following its 3-0 loss to Atalanta, which is also in the relegation zone.

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  • Livorno is now bottom following its 3-0 loss to Atalanta, which is also in the relegation zone.

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  • The EU anti-piracy operation, dubbed Atalanta, has been patrolling shipping routes off the Horn of Africa from Somali pirates since December 2008.

    RIA Novosti

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