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Aventine

[av-uh n-tahyn, -tin] /ˈæv ənˌtaɪn, -tɪn/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Aventine.
Origin of Aventine
1615-1625
1615-25; < Latin Aventīnus (mōns) the Aventine (hill)
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Contemporary Examples
  • The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week.

Historical Examples
  • Tarry here a few minutes, it is but half-way up the Aventine.

    Rienzi Edward Bulwer Lytton
  • This gave a splendour and a largeness of living to the home on the Aventine.

    The Makers of Modern Rome Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • Her temple stood on the northeastern slope of the Aventine Hill.

  • The gilded boudoirs of the Aventine not unfrequently rang with shrieks.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • They are Jewish tent-makers, and they live on the Aventine; but they left Rome recently.

    Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar
  • It was the route for the festal processions to the Circus and Aventine.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • The infant Hercules, in green basalt, found on the Aventine.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • Cupid and Psyche, found on the Aventine—a beautiful little group.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • Romulus stood on the Aventine, and Remus on the hill before us, the Remuria.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
British Dictionary definitions for Aventine

Aventine

/ˈævɪnˌtaɪn; -tɪn/
noun
1.
one of the seven hills on which Rome was built
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