Athena

noun
Athe·​na | \ ə-ˈthē-nə How to pronounce Athena (audio) \
variants: or Athene \ ə-​ˈthē-​nē How to pronounce Athene (audio) \

Definition of Athena

: the Greek goddess of wisdom — compare minerva

First Known Use of Athena

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Athena

Latin Athena, from Greek Athēnē

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“Athena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Athena. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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