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Athena

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noun Athe·na \ə-ˈthē-nə\

Definition of Athena

  1. :  the Greek goddess of wisdom — compare minerva



Variants of athena

or Athene play \-nē\

Origin of athena

Latin Athena, from Greek Athēnē


First Known Use: 14th century



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