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English

Etymology

From the Greek Mythological figure Atlas (see below), meaning "The Bearer (of the Heavens)", from tlenai, (to suffer, endure, bear).

Proper noun

Atlas

  1. (Greek mythology) : son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
  2. (astronomy) a moon of Saturn discovered in 1980 from Voyager photos.
  3. (astronomy) a crater in the first quadrant of the moon
  4. (Warfare, U.S.) Intercontinental ballistic missile

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German

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Noun

Atlas m. (genitive Atlas, plural Atlanten, Atlasse)

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Proper noun

Atlas

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Atlas: son of Iapetus and Clymene, war leader of the Titans ordered by the god Zeus to support the sky on his shoulders; father to Hesperides, the Hyades, and the Pleiades; king of the legendary Atlantis.
  2. (astronomy) Atlas: a moon of Saturn discovered in 1980 from Voyager photos.
  3. (astronomy) Atlas: a star in the Pleiades
  4. (astronomy) Atlas: a crater in the first quadrant of the moon
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Atlas: Intercontinental ballistic missile
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Atlas: first cervical vertebra, which is holding the head
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Atlas Mountains: a mountain range located in northwest Africa, occupying portions of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Latin

Proper noun

Atlas, -antis m

  1. The Titan Atlas

Portuguese

Proper noun

Atlas m.

  1. Atlas (mythology).

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