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[av-uh n-tahyn, -tin] /ˈæv ənˌtaɪn, -tɪn/
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
of or relating to the Aventine.
Origin of Aventine
1615-25; < Latin Aventīnus (mōns) the Aventine (hill) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Contemporary Examples
  • The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week.

Historical Examples
  • The man in the little hut on the Aventine had shown him the way how to lay down his burden of weakness and of sin.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Tarry here a few minutes, it is but half-way up the Aventine.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • He sat down, squatting on the mosaic pavement, near a door which commanded a view over the Aventine.

  • This gave a splendour and a largeness of living to the home on the Aventine.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • And we are not informed whether it was at his early home on the Aventine or in the great French monastery that he took the vows.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • The gilded boudoirs of the Aventine not unfrequently rang with shrieks.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • Coelred searched the warehouses under the Aventine Hill, where they had all been confined when they first came to Rome.

    The Paladins of Edwin the Great Clements R. Markham
  • They are Jewish tent-makers, and they live on the Aventine; but they left Rome recently.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • When you are to contend with us, you seize the Aventine hill, you can possess yourselves of the Mons Sacer.

British Dictionary definitions for Aventine


/ˈævɪnˌtaɪn; -tɪn/
one of the seven hills on which Rome was built
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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