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  • n. Greek Mythology 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 n. daughter of king Schoeneus and Clymene, famous for her masculine speed and strength.


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


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • To fight this scourge which cripples one of the most important maritime trade routes in the world, the EU launched an anti-piracy naval operation called the Atalanta in December 2008.

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  • They are being held on the ship under international law as part of the European Union's "Atalanta" antipiracy mission.

    Somali Pirates Free Egyptian Ship


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