1727, from Latinized as a type of Greek Athenaion "the temple of Athene," in ancient Athens, by which professors taught and stars or poets rehearsed. Indicating "literary club-room or reading space" is from 1799; "literary or clinical club" is from 1864.
a literary or systematic organization for the marketing of mastering
- someplace where reading materials are available
- A temple of Athene, at Athens, where scholars and poets had been used to read their particular works and instruct students.
- A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
- A literary or medical relationship or club.
- A building or a flat in which a library, periodicals, and periodicals tend to be held for use.
(n.) A temple of Athene, at Athens, which scholars and poets had been familiar with review their works and instruct pupils.
- (letter.) A school founded at Rome by Hadrian.
- (n.) A literary or systematic relationship or club.
- (n.) A building or an apartment in which a library, periodicals, and magazines are held for usage.
He was a benefactor of the Boston Athenaeum and the Massachusetts General Hospital.