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athenaeum definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a literary or scientific association for the promotion of learning [syn: athenaeum, atheneum]
2: a place where reading materials are available [syn: athenaeum, atheneum]

Merriam Webster's

or atheneum noun Etymology: Latin Athenaeum, a school in ancient Rome for the study of arts, from Greek Ath?naion, a temple of Athena, from Ath?n? Date: 1799 1. a building or room in which books, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use 2. a literary or scientific association

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US atheneum) 1 an institution for literary or scientific study. 2 a library. Etymology: LL Athenaeum f. Gk Athenaion temple of Athene (used as a place of teaching)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Atheneum Ath`e*ne"um, Athenaeum Ath`e*n[ae]"um, n.; pl. E. Atheneums, L. Athen[ae]a. [L. Athenaeum, Gr. 'Aqhn`aion a temple of Minerva at Athens, fr. 'Aqhna^, contr. fr. 'Aqhna`a, 'Aqhnai`a, in Homer 'Aqh`nh, 'Aqhnai`n, Athene (called Minerva by the Romans), the tutelary goddess of Athens.] 1. (Gr. Antiq.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, in which scholars and poets were accustomed to read their works and instruct students. 2. A school founded at Rome by Hadrian. 3. A literary or scientific association or club. 4. A building or an apartment where a library, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use.



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