Areopagus

noun

Ar·​e·​op·​a·​gus ˌa-rē-ˈä-pə-gəs How to pronounce Areopagus (audio)
ˌe-rē-
: the supreme tribunal of Athens

Examples of Areopagus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Paul is brought to preach in the Areopagus, for centuries the center of civic life in the city. Jack Butler, National Review, 7 May 2023

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1534, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Areopagus was in 1534

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“Areopagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Areopagus. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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