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Panathenaic

[pan-ath-uh-ney-ik]
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adjective (sometimes lowercase)
  1. 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

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