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 (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.
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(ˈæθɒs; ˈeɪ-)
(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)
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(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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Noun1.Athos - an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth centuryAthos - an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century
Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic - a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
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He went therefore to his appointment with Athos without a second, determined to be satisfied with those his adversary should choose.
He hoped, by means of loyal excuses, to make a friend of Athos, whose lordly air and austere bearing pleased him much.
When D'Artagnan arrived in sight of the bare spot of ground which extended along the foot of the monastery, Athos had been waiting about five minutes, and twelve o'clock was striking.
Athos, who still suffered grievously from his wound, though it had been dressed anew by M.
Athos, who had been observing him and guessing his thoughts, took his arm and led him into the garden.
"True, monsieur le comte," replied D'Artagnan, who felt that by degrees Athos was resuming that great influence which aristocracy had over him.
But to you, D'Artagnan, I am, I hope, still dear Athos, your comrade, your friend.
But then all this extravagance is not for myself," added Athos, laughing.
Athos and Monk passed over, in going from the camp towards the Tweed, that part of the ground which Digby had traversed with the fishermen coming from the Tweed to the camp.
He supposed that the general wished to make, incognito, one of those reviews of vigilance which every experienced captain never fails to make on the eve of a decisive engagement: he explained to himself the presence of Athos in this case as an inferior explains all that is mysterious on the part of his leader.
Monk arrived then with Athos, crossing this spot, illumined with a double light, the silver splendor of the moon, and the red blaze of the fires at the meeting of the three causeways; there he stopped, and addressing his companion, -- "Monsieur," said he, "do you know your road?"
But it was not so rare a thing for a man to be wandering about at eleven o'clock at night, in a camp in which are reposing ten or eleven thousand men, as to give Monk and Athos any alarm at his disappearance.