Definitions for thuleˈθu li for 1,2 ; ˈtu- for 3,4
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Thu•leˈθu li for 1,2 ; ˈtu- for 3,4(n.)
Category: Ancient History
Ref: Also called ultima Thule.
a settlement in NW Greenland: site of U.S. air base. 749.
Category: Geography (places)
(adj.)of or designating an Eskimo culture flourishing from a .d . 500 to 1400, and extending throughout the Arctic from Greenland to Alaska.
a town in northwestern Greenland; during World War II a United States naval base was built there
Thule, ultima Thule(noun)
the geographical region believed by ancient geographers to be the northernmost land in the inhabited world
the ancestors of the Canadian Inuit
the northernmost location of the ancient world
Origin: From Θούλη.
the name given by ancient geographers to the northernmost part of the habitable world. According to some, this land was Norway, according to others, Iceland, or more probably Mainland, the largest of the Shetland islands; hence, the Latin phrase ultima Thule, farthest Thule