Definition of Riphaean in English:

Riphaean

adjective

historical
  • Designating a mountain range believed to be located in the extreme north of Europe, often identified with the Urals; relating to or located in these mountains.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From classical Latin Rīphaeus, variant (in Virgil and some other authors) of Rīpaeus, Rhīpaeus + -an.

Pronunciation

Riphaean

/ˈrɪfɪən//ˈrʌɪfɪən/