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Athénienne

[ ah-teyn-yen; French a-tey-nyen ]
/ ˌɑ teɪnˈyɛn; French a teɪˈnyɛn /
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noun, plural A·thé·niennes [ah-teyn-yenz; French a-tey-nyen]. /ˌɑ teɪnˈyɛnz; French a teɪˈnyɛn/.

a small, decorative stand in the form of an antique tripod, used especially in France in the Louis XVI and Empire periods.

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Origin of Athénienne

<French, feminine of athénienAthenian
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Example sentences from the Web for Athénienne

  • The Eau Athenienne, notwithstanding, has some reputation as a hair-water, but is little else than a weak tincture of sassafras.

    The Art of Perfumery|G. W. Septimus Piesse
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