from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Athens, Greece, or its people.
  • noun A citizen of Athens, Greece.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Athens, anciently the metropolis of Attica in Greece, and now the capital of the kingdom of Greece.
  • noun A native or citizen of Athens.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Athens, the metropolis of Greece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun An inhabitant, resident, or citizen of Athens, Greece
  • adjective Of or pertaining to Athens, Greece
  • adjective Of or pertaining to the Greek goddess Athena

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic of Athens or its inhabitants
  • noun a resident of Athens


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