- of or relating to a Panathenaea, a festival in honor of the goddess Athena.
Also Pan·ath·e·nae·an [pan-ath-uh-nee-uh n] /ˌpæn æθ əˈni ən/.
Origin of Panathenaic
1595–1605; panathena(ea) + -ic
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Examples from the Web for panathenaic
The occasion was a horse-race at the great Panathenaic festival.The Symposium
Prototype, a procession to Eleusis or elsewhere: the Panathenaic, possibly.Cyropaedia
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