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Hesperian Syllabification: Hes·pe·ri·an
Pronunciation: /ˌheˈspirēən/

Definition of Hesperian in English:

adjective

Greek Mythology
1.1 literary Western.

Origin

Late 15th century: from Latin hesperius (from Greek hesperios, from Hesperia 'land of the west', from hesperos 'western' (see Hesperus)) + -an.

Words that rhyme with Hesperian

Algerian, Cancerian, Chaucerian, Cimmerian, criterion, Hitlerian, Hyperion, Iberian, Liberian, Nigerian, Presbyterian, Shakespearean, Siberian, Spenserian, Sumerian, valerian, Wagnerian, Zairean

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