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Athenian

[uh-thee-nee-uh n] /əˈθi ni ən/
adjective
1.
pertaining to Athens, Greece.
noun
2.
a native or citizen of Athens, Greece.
Origin of Athenian
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin Athēni(ēnsis) of Athens + -an; see -ensis
Related forms
pro-Athenian, adjective, noun
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  • The Athenian slave laws were much more mild than modern codes.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The Athenian generals did not fail to take advantage of this negligence.

  • Neither would you approve of the delicacies, as they are thought, of Athenian confectionary?

    The Republic Plato
  • And knowledge is not true opinion; for the Athenian dicasts have true opinion but not knowledge.

    Theaetetus Plato
  • The Menexenus veils in panegyric the weak places of Athenian history.

    Menexenus Plato
  • The Athenian youth were not corrupted in this sense, and therefore the Sophists could not have corrupted them.

    Sophist Plato
  • To any Athenian gentleman—to the great Athenian statesmen of past times.

    Meno Plato
  • The 'chants of Isis' (Laws), we might think, would have been barbarous in an Athenian ear.

    Laws Plato
British Dictionary definitions for Athenian

Athenian

/əˈθiːnɪən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Athens
adjective
2.
of or relating to Athens
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Word Origin and History for Athenian
n.

Old English Atheniense (plural noun), from Latin Atheniensis, from Athenae (see Athens).

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