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The Amazons were a legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology.

Amazon is an eponym, derived from the legend, for any woman warrior or athlete, including:

Amazon or Amazons may also refer to:

Geography

  • Amazon River in South America, the largest river in the world by volume
    • Amazon Basin, the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries
    • Amazon Rainforest, also known as Amazonia, a moist broadleaf forest in the Amazon Basin
    • Amazônia Legal, the part of the Amazon jungle which is in Brazil
    • Peruvian Amazon, the Amazon jungle in Peruvian territory
  • Amazon Creek, a tributary of the Long Tom River, Oregon, United States

Companies

Arts & entertainment

Books

Comics

  • Amazons (DC Comics), DC Comics warrior women characters associated with Wonder Woman
  • Amazon, also known as Man-Killer, a Marvel Comics supervillain character

Film

Games

Music

  • Amazon, English title of Amazonka, a 2008 album by Ukrainian singer Ruslana

Sculpture

Television

Theatre

  • Amazon Theatre, or Teatro Amazonas, an opera house in Manaus, Brazil

Life sciences

Transportation

Land

Sea

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Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

South America : Amazonia
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Amazonia (sometimes called Pan-Amazonia) is a huge region covering about 40% of the South American continent. It encompasses most of northern Brazil, parts of northern Bolivia, eastern Peru, eastern Ecuador, southeastern Colombia, southern Venezuela, southern Guyana, southern Suriname and southern French Guiana. It is one of the world's most diverse biological areas and is fed by rivers taking their ofspring in the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and running into the Atlantic ocean in east Brazil.

Stay safe

You should always buy a snake bite kit, mosquito repellent. It is also important to stay hydrated and never go far from your tour guide.

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1911 encyclopedia

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Wiktionary

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Etymology 1

From Middle English < Latin < Ancient Greek Ἀμαζών (Amazōn). The Greeks said the word meant breastless: ἀ- (a-) "not" + μαζός (mazos) "breast" (from the Greek myth that the warrior women were so dedicated to excel in war that they amputated one breast so that it would not interfere with the strap used to hold their quiver of arrows). The Greek etymology is most probably incorrect and comes from a much older word, an Ionian Greek pronunciation of the Old Persian word 𐏃𐎶𐏀𐎴 (hamazan), fight as a group), as the Amazon women were known warriors. Ionians did not aspirate the first syllable, and the word became "amazon" to the Greeks in general. The incorrect Greek etymology probably gave rise to the myth that Amazon women would amputate a breast in order to fight proficiently, an anecdote which is almost certainly not true.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
Amazon

Plural
Amazons

Amazon (plural Amazons)

  1. (Greek mythology) a member of a mythical race of female warriors inhabiting the Black Sea area
  2. A female warrior.
  3. A tall, strong, or athletic woman.
Translations

Etymology 2

Spanish, Río Amazonas. It is common belief that the Spanish explorer Francisco de Orellana fought a battle against a tribe of Tapuya savages, in which the women fought alongside the men. He no doubt derived the name from the Amazons in Greek mythology.

Adjective

Amazon

  1. relating to the area around the Amazon River in South America (e.g., the Amazon Basin, the Amazon Rainforest); or referring to the river itself, The Amazon
Translations

Proper noun

Amazon

  1. (geography) A river of South America that flows through Brazil for about 4000 miles to the South Atlantic.
Translations

Derived terms

Noun

amazon

  1. Any of the large parrots from the genus Amazona.

Latin

Noun

Amāzon (genitive Amāzonis); f, third declension

  1. an Amazon
  2. a female warrior

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative Amāzon Amāzonēs
genitive Amāzonis Amāzonum
dative Amāzonī Amāzonibus
accusative Amāzonem Amāzonēs
ablative Amāzone Amāzonibus
vocative Amāzon Amāzonēs

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