Athenian


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A·the·ni·an

 (ə-thē′nē-ən)
adj.
Of or relating to Athens, Greece, or its people.
n.
A citizen of Athens, Greece.

Athenian

(əˈθiːnɪən)
n
(Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Athens
adj
(Placename) of or relating to Athens

A•the•ni•an

(əˈθi ni ən)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to Athens, Greece.
n.
2. a native or resident of Athens, Greece.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Athenian - a resident of AthensAthenian - a resident of Athens      
Athens, Athinai, capital of Greece, Greek capital - the capital and largest city of Greece; named after Athena (its patron goddess); "in the 5th century BC ancient Athens was the world's most powerful and civilized city"
Hellene, Greek - a native or inhabitant of Greece
Adj.1.Athenian - of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitantsAthenian - of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitants
Translations
ateenalainen

Athenian

[əˈθiːnɪən]
A. ADJateniense
B. Nateniense mf

Athenian

[əˈθiːniən]
adjathénien(ne)
nAthénien(ne) m/f

Athenian

nAthener(in) m(f)
adjathenisch; (esp modern) → Athener

Athenian

[əˈθiːnɪən] adj & nateniese m/f
References in classic literature ?
He was young-- perhaps from twenty-eight to thirty--tall, slender; his face riveted the eye; it was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.
That, replies Socrates, is the old confusion about Anaxagoras; the Athenian people are not so ignorant as to attribute to the influence of Socrates notions which have found their way into the drama, and may be learned at the theatre.
And how will his children be the gainers if he takes them into Thessaly, and deprives them of Athenian citizenship?
The same man, stimulated by private pique against the MEGARENSIANS,[2] another nation of Greece, or to avoid a prosecution with which he was threatened as an accomplice of a supposed theft of the statuary Phidias,[3] or to get rid of the accusations prepared to be brought against him for dissipating the funds of the state in the purchase of popularity,[4] or from a combination of all these causes, was the primitive author of that famous and fatal war, distinguished in the Grecian annals by the name of the PELOPONNESIAN war; which, after various vicissitudes, intermissions, and renewals, terminated in the ruin of the Athenian commonwealth.
They add also that the Dorian word for'doing' is {delta rho alpha nu}, and the Athenian, {pi rho alpha tau tau epsilon iota nu}.
He bent his shaggy brows upon the poor Athenian victims.
There, year by year, the Athenian youths worship him with sacrifices of bulls and rams.
THE speech of Themistocles the Athenian, which was haughty and arrogant, in taking so much to himself, had been a grave and wise observation and censure, applied at large to others.
I half expected to see the Athenian heroes of twenty centuries ago glide out of the shadows and steal into the old temple they knew so well and regarded with such boundless pride.
They were the work of Athenian stone masons of the fourth and fifth centuries before Christ, and they were very simple, work of no great talent but with the exquisite spirit of Athens upon them; time had mellowed the marble to the colour of honey, so that unconsciously one thought of the bees of Hymettus, and softened their outlines.
When the Dolphin arrived with his burden in sight of land not far from Athens, he asked the Monkey if he were an Athenian.
But (they say) a certain Cephalus, the son of Deion, an Athenian, who owned a hound which no beast ever escaped, had accidentally killed his wife Procris, and being purified of the homicide by the Cadmeans, hunted the fox with his hound, and when they had overtaken it both hound and fox were turned into stones near Teumessus.