Definition of Parthenian in US English:

Parthenian

adjective

Mythology
rare, literary
  • Belonging to or associated with the region of Mount Parthenios in Arcadia (on the southern Greek mainland).

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in George Turberville (c1543–c1597), poet and translator. From classical Latin Parthenius of or associated with Mount Parthenios (classical Latin Parthenius) + -an.

Pronunciation

Parthenian

/pɑːˈθiːnɪən/