Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Areopagus

play
noun Ar·e·op·a·gus \ˌa-rē-ˈä-pə-gəs\

Definition of Areopagus

  1. :  the supreme tribunal of Athens



Origin of areopagus

Latin, from Greek Areios pagos, from Areios pagos (literally, hill of Ares), a hill in Athens where the tribunal met


First Known Use: 1586


Learn More about areopagus


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Areopagus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!