What does Athens mean?

Athens meaning in Etymology Dictionary

town of old Attica, money of modern Greece, from Greek Athenai (plural since the town had several distinct components), traditionally derived from Athena, but probably assimilated from a lost name in a pre-Hellenic language.

Athens meaning in General Dictionary

a town in southeast Ohio

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  • an institution city in northeast Georgia
  • the capital and biggest city of Greece; known as after Athena (its patron goddess)

Sentence Examples with the word Athens

If Athens lost her supremacy in the fields of science and scholarship to Alexandria, she became more than ever the home of philosophy, while Menander and the other poets of the New Comedy made Athenian life and manners known throughout the civilized world.

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