Meaning of Atalanta

At•a•lan•ta

Pronunciation: (at"l-an'tu), [key]
— n.
  1. a virgin huntress who promised to marry the man who could win a foot race against her but lost to Hippomenes when she stopped to retrieve three golden apples of Aphrodite that he dropped in her path. Cf.
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