[ ar-ee-op-uh-guhs ]
/ ˌær iˈɒp ə gəs /
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a hill in Athens, Greece, W of the Acropolis.
Greek History. the council that met on this hill, originally having wide public functions but later becoming a purely judicial body.
any high tribunal.
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Origin of Areopagus
<Latin <Greek Áreios págos hill of Ares
Words nearby Areopagus
areography, areola, areole, areology, Areopagite, Areopagus, arepa, Arequipa, Ares, arete, arethusa
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How to use Areopagus in a sentence
It seemed to him particularly derogatory to have to appear before this Areopagus in person.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky
In Athens on the Areopagus there is to this day a relic of antiquity with a mud roof.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
This game became the rage, and Morin dethroned the whole intellectual areopagus at Madame de Mazarin's.Court Beauties of Old Whitehall|W. R. H. Trowbridge
The goddess appears and consents to try the case, the Council of the Areopagus acting as a jury.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
This hypothesis alone explains the absence of any account of a third struggle between Cimon and Ephialtes over the Areopagus.
British Dictionary definitions for Areopagus
/ (ˌærɪˈɒpəɡəs) /
- the hill to the northwest of the Acropolis in Athens
- (in ancient Athens) the judicial council whose members (Areopagites) met on this hill
literary any high court
Word Origin for Areopagus
via Latin from Greek Areiopagus, contracted from Areios pagos, hill of Ares
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