April 20th, 2018

cat in dress

Friday word: athenaeum

athenaeum, n. ath·e·nae·um \ ˌa-thə-ˈnē-əm \

1 : a building or room in which books, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use
2 : a literary or scientific association

Etymology

Latin Athenaeum, a school in ancient Rome for the study of arts, from Greek Athēnaion, a temple of Athena, from Athēnē


First Known Use: 1799