Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 12/21/18 Athenaeum

Athenaeum (noun)
athenaeum or ath·e·ne·um [ath-uh-nee-uh m, -ney-]


noun
1. an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.
2. a library or reading room.
3. ( initial capital letter ) a sanctuary of Athena at Athens, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, and frequented by poets and scholars.

Related Words for athenaeum
repository, office, museum, storage, library, treasury, vault, athenaeum, registry, study, atheneum, bibliotheca

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Origin: 1720–30; < Latin < Greek Athḗnaion temple of Athena, where poets read their works

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