Definition of Thule in English:


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.

  • 2An Eskimo culture existing from Alaska to Greenland c.AD 500–1400.

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