Definition of Antaeus-like in US English:

Antaeus-like

(also Anteus-like)

adjective

  • Resembling or reminiscent of the mythical giant Antaeus; specifically gaining strength from the earth.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Brathwait (?1588–1673), poet and writer. From Antaeus (classical Latin Antaeus, ancient Greek Ἀνταῖος), the name of a giant, son of Poseidon and Earth, who compelled all comers to wrestle with him, and gained renewed strength from contact with the ground + -like.