Definition of Thule in US English:

Thule

proper noun

  • 1A country described by the ancient Greek explorer Pytheas (c.310 BC) as being six days' sail north of Britain, most plausibly identified with Norway. It was regarded by the ancients as the northernmost part of the world.

  • 2A culture that existed in Arctic regions from Alaska to Greenland c.500–1400 AD, whose members were the ancestors of the Inuit.

  • 3A settlement on the northwestern coast of Greenland, founded in 1910 by the Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen (1879–1933).

Pronunciation

Thule

/ˈto͞olē//ˈtuli/