Origin of athenaeum
Related Words for athenaeumrepository, office, museum, storage, library, treasury, vault, athenaeum, registry, study, atheneum, bibliotheca
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Historical Examples of athenaeum
This piece, with the exception of a few lines, has appeared in the Athenaeum.Poems
If you should hear who writes in the "Athenaeum" I wish you would tell me.
I have been compelled to take in the "Athenaeum" for a while.
We went off to the Athenaeum which is well stored with books.A Journey to America in 1834
In the neighborhood of the Athenaeum, the cab paused, and Mike got out.Venus in Boston;
Word Origin for athenaeum
sometimes US Atheneum
1727, from Latinized form of Greek Athenaion "(the temple of) Athene," in ancient Athens, in which professors taught and actors or poets rehearsed. Meaning "literary club-room or reading room" is from 1799; "literary or scientific club" is from 1864.