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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
Tags: a, greek, latin, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
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