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Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Maritime History.

In Greek mythology a brother of Prometheus who was originally a marine god before Perseus showed him the Gorgon's head and turned him into a rock mountain supporting the heavens. A mythical...

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Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 177 words.

The term ‘atlas’ is derived from the figure in Greek mythology, Atlas, brother of Prometheus and son of the Titan

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Atlas

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 51 words.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Atlas or Polish atłas, both meaning ‘satin’ (ultimately from an Arabic word meaning

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in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 203 words.

Callas, callous, callus, Dallas, Pallas, phallus • Nablus • manless • hapless, mapless • atlas, fatless,

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in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 203 words.

Callas, callous, callus, Dallas, Pallas, phallus • Nablus • manless • hapless, mapless • atlas, fatless,

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Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

The term ‘atlas’ is derived from the figure in Greek mythology, Atlas, brother of Prometheus and son of the Titan Iapetus and Clymene (or Asia), who was always represented as ...

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<i>atlas</i>

Allan Beaver.

in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism

P ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 177 words.

A book of maps. The Mercator Atlas of Europe is believed by Deputy Map Librarian of the British Library Dr

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Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 311 words.

The term Atlas is used chiefly for a book of maps, a size of paper, and the first vertebra of

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Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 34 words.

supporter, mainstay XVI; volume of maps XVII. The Titan Atlas (prec.) was often figured with the terrestrial globe on his

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Atlas

David Leeming.

in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 42 words.

The Titan Atlas, after the failed war with the Greek Olympians, was made by Zeus to hold up the

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Michael Kent.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine. 25 words.

The first cervical vertebra that articulates with the occipital bone of the skull and the atlas. It has no centrum

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