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A temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, built on the acropolis at Athens between 447 and 432 bc and considered one of the finest examples of Doric architecture.
[Latin Parthenōn, from Greek, from parthenos, virgin.]
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1. (Named Buildings) the temple on the Acropolis in Athens built in the 5th century bc and regarded as the finest example of the Greek Doric order
2. (Architecture) the temple on the Acropolis in Athens built in the 5th century bc and regarded as the finest example of the Greek Doric order
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Par•the•non(ˈpɑr θəˌnɒn, -nən)
a Doric temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens, completed c438 b.c.
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|Noun||1.||Parthenon - the main temple of the goddess Athena; built on the acropolis in Athens more than 400 years B.C.; example of Doric architecture|
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