[ ath-ohs, ey-thos; Greek ah-thaws ]
/ ˈæθ oʊs, ˈeɪ θɒs; Greek ˈɑ θɔs /
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Mount Athos, the easternmost of three prongs of the peninsula of Chalcidice, in northeastern Greece: site of an autonomous theocracy constituted of 20 monasteries. 131 sq. mi. (340 sq. km); about 35 miles (56 km) long.
a headland on this peninsula. 6,350 feet (1,935 meters) long.
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How to use Athos in a sentence
D'Artagnan was by this time half-way down another flight; but on hearing Athos's remark he stopt short.
To be sure, as the youth was certain to be killed by Athos, he was not much disturbed about Porthos.
Thai brave and unfortunate Athos was wounded right on that shoulder I ran against head foremost, like a ram.
But the Russian bishops had been educated at Mount Athos; and the prince and people embraced the theology of their priests.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
Near the end, remembering king David and the Sunamite, he shared his bed with Athos, faithful after death.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for Athos
/ (ˈæθɒs, ˈeɪ-) /
Mount Athos a mountainous peninsula in NE Greece: location of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, an autonomous administrative division of Greece since 1927; inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks in about 20 monasteries, some founded in the 10th century; prohibited to women and children. Pop: 1942 (2001)
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