[av-uh n-tahyn, -tin]
- one of the seven hills on which ancient Rome was built.
- of or relating to the Aventine.
Origin of Aventine
1615–25; < Latin Aventīnus (mōns) the Aventine (hill)
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The latest casualty: Illinois-based Aventine Renewable Energy Holdings, which filed for Chapter 11 last week.Wesley Clark's Folly
April 15, 2009
Tarry here a few minutes, it is but half-way up the Aventine.Rienzi
Edward Bulwer Lytton
This gave a splendour and a largeness of living to the home on the Aventine.The Makers of Modern Rome
Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
Her temple stood on the northeastern slope of the Aventine Hill.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2
The gilded boudoirs of the Aventine not unfrequently rang with shrieks.
They are Jewish tent-makers, and they live on the Aventine; but they left Rome recently.
- one of the seven hills on which Rome was built
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