What does Academe mean?

Academe meaning in General Dictionary

An academy

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  • the scholastic world
  • An academy.

Academe meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"The Academy," 1580s, from term groves of Academe, translating Horace's silvas Academi (see academy); basic sense of "the world of universities and scholarship" is attested from 1849. With lower-case letter, academia when you look at the sense of "academic neighborhood" is from 1956. Academe properly implies Academus (a Greek hero); & its usage as a poetic variant for academy, though sanctioned by Shakespeare, Tennyson & Lowell, is an error; the grove of A., but (Milton) suggests appropriately The Academy. [Fowler]

Academe meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) An academy.