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atheneum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atheneum 
  n  1:  a  literary  or  scientific  association  for  the  promotion  of 
  learning  [syn:  {athenaeum}] 
  2:  a  place  where  reading  materials  are  available  [syn:  {athenaeum}] 




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