athenaeum or ath·e·ne·um [ath-uh-nee-uh m, -ney-]
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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