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c1500–33, last Incan king of Peru (son of Huayna Capac). Historical Examples Possibly this means Huascar, whom Atahualpa had caused to be put to death. An Account of the Conquest of Peru Pedro Sancho A vast deal of sympathy, indeed, has been wasted upon Atahualpa. South American Fights and Fighters Cyrus Townsend Brady The natives, […]
a member of an American Indian people living along the coast of Louisiana. the language of the Atakapa Indians.
Classical Mythology. 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. Contemporary Examples Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever […]
the elected chief of a Cossack village or military force. Contemporary Examples The decision maker turned out to be a gray-haired Cossack ataman, or commander, in a traditional sheepskin hat. Held at Gunpoint by Ukraine Rebels Anna Nemtsova May 30, 2014 Historical Examples “ataman” or “hetman” is also the name of the elected elder of […]