Meaning of Rhipaean in English:

Rhipaean

(also Ripean, Ripaean, Rhipean)

Pronunciation /?r?p??n/ /?r??p??n/

adjective

  • = Riphaean . Frequently in "Rhipaean mountains".

Origin

Early 18th century. From classical Latin Rīpaeus, Rhīpaeus and its etymon ancient Greek ?ιπα?ο? of or belonging to the Rhipaean mountains (from ??παι, name of a mythical mountain range + -α?ο?, suffix forming adjectives) + -an.