Ath|e|nae|um

Ath|e|nae|um
ath|e|nae|um or ath|e|ne|um «ATH uh NEE uhm», noun.
1. a scientific or literary club.
2. a reading room; library.
[< Late Latin Athenaeum < Greek Ath temple of Athena]
Ath|e|nae|um «ATH uh NEE uhm», noun.
1. the temple of Athena at Athens. Poets and learned men gathered there.
2. a school where law, philosophy, grammar, and various other subjects, were taught and where poets and men of letters gathered for discussion, founded at Rome by the emperor Hadrian.

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