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Athos

[ath-ohs, ey-thos; Greek ah-thaws] /ˈæθ oʊs, ˈeɪ θɒs; Greek ˈɑ θɔs/
noun
1.
Mount, the easternmost of three prongs of the peninsula of Chalcidice, in NE Greece: site of an autonomous theocracy constituted of 20 monasteries. 131 sq. mi. (340 sq. km); about 35 miles (56 km) long.
2.
a headland on this peninsula. 6350 feet (1935 meters) long.
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  • "Perfectly," said Athos, taking leave of him with affability.

    Ten Years Later Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "And a want of confidence on the part of the subject," pursued Athos, intrepidly.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Athos heard him, and uttered an exclamation which made Aramis start.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • "Yes; I do not see you in this way without some reason for it," said Athos, smiling.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • To his astonishment, Athos found that, the stovepipe being broken, he could hear all that was passing in the room above.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • My dear Athos, he was not red in the face merely, he was positively purple.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Athos slowly raised his pistol until the weapon almost touched the woman's forehead.

    The World's Greatest Books, Vol III Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
  • Porthos promised to spend a month with Athos at the first opportunity.

    Louise de la Valliere Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • Till we meet again, then, dear Athos—and if you are diligent, I shall embrace you the sooner.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  • And Athos turned towards Porthos, who was smiling complacently.

    The Man in the Iron Mask Alexandre Dumas, Pere
British Dictionary definitions for Athos

Athos

/ˈæθɒs; ˈeɪ-/
noun
1.
Mount Athos, a mountainous peninsula in NE Greece: location of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, an autonomous administrative division of Greece since 1927; inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks in about 20 monasteries, some founded in the 10th century; prohibited to women and children. Pop: 1942 (2001)
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