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[pan-ath-uh-ney-ik] /ˌpæn æθ əˈneɪ ɪk/
adjective, (sometimes lowercase)
of or relating to a Panathenaea, a festival in honor of the goddess Athena.
Also, Panathenaean
[pan-ath-uh-nee-uh n] /ˌpæn æθ əˈni ən/ (Show IPA)
Origin of Panathenaic
1595-1605; panathena(ea) + -ic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The occasion was a horse-race at the great Panathenaic festival.

    The Symposium Xenophon
  • Prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.

    Cyropaedia Xenophon
  • I began my statuette hoping that it might figure in the Panathenaic procession.

    Snnica Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • The two principal ones were called Canephoræ, because they carried baskets in the Panathenaic procession.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • The model for these was doubtless taken from the basket-bearing maidens of the Panathenaic procession, the Canephor.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
  • Some refer to Minerva, and construe the passage with reference to the Panathenaic celebration.

  • This was the holy robe of Athena, carried in procession through Athens at the Panathenaic festival.

  • He won all the contests at the Panathenaic festival at Athens, whose king, Aegeus, slew him out of jealousy.

  • On another Panathenaic vase she has a gown bordered with fighting men, evidently the sacred peplos.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • Those with Panathenaic subjects were probably given full of oil, as prizes at the national games.

    Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

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