Athenian A*the"ni*an, a. [Cf. F. Ath['e]nien.] Of or pertaining to Athens, the metropolis of Greece. -- n. A native or citizen of Athens. [1913 Webster]

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  • Athenian — O.E. Atheniense (plural noun), from L. Atheniensis, from Athenae (see ATHENS (Cf. Athens)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Athenian — [ə thē′nē ən] adj. of Athens, esp. ancient Athens, or its people or culture n. 1. a person born or living in Athens 2. a citizen of ancient Athens …   English World dictionary

  • Athenian — A·the·ni·an || É™ θɪːnɪən n. one of Athenian origin, resident of Athens (Greece) adj. of or pertaining to Athens (Greece) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Athenian — adjective or noun see Athens …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Athenian — /euh thee nee euhn/, adj. 1. pertaining to Athens, Greece. n. 2. a native or citizen of Athens, Greece. [1580 90; < L Atheni(ensis) of Athens + AN; see ENSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • Athenian — 1. noun An inhabitant, resident, or citizen of Athens, Greece 2. adjective a) Of or pertaining to Athens, Greece b) Of or pertaining to the Greek goddess Athena …   Wiktionary

  • Athenian — noun a native or inhabitant of Athens. adjective relating to Athens …   English new terms dictionary

  • athenian — athe·ni·an …   English syllables

  • Athenian — A•the•ni•an [[t]əˈθi ni ən[/t]] adj. 1) geg peo of or pertaining to Athens, Greece 2) peo a native or resident of Athens, Greece • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • Athenian — /əˈθiniən/ (say uh theeneeuhn) adjective 1. relating to Athens. –noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Athens …   Australian English dictionary

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