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Ath·os(ăth′ŏs, ā′thŏs, ä′thôs), Mount
A peak, about 2,033 m (6,670 ft) high, of northeast Greece. It is the site of the virtually independent monastic community of Mount Athos, originally founded in the tenth century.
(Placename) Mount Athos a mountainous peninsula in NE Greece: location of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, an autonomous administrative division of Greece since 1927; inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks in about 20 monasteries, some founded in the 10th century; prohibited to women and children. Pop: 1942 (2001)
Ath•os(ˈæθ oʊs, ˈeɪ θɒs)
Mount, the easternmost of three prongs of the peninsula of Chalcidice, in NE Greece: site of an autonomous theocracy comprising 20 monasteries. 1713; 131 sq. mi. (340 sq. km); ab. 35 mi. (56 km) long.
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|Noun||1.||Athos - an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century|