Par·​the·​non ˈpär-thə-ˌnän How to pronounce Parthenon (audio)
: a Doric temple of Athena built on the acropolis at Athens in the fifth century b.c.

Word History


Latin, from Greek Parthenōn

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Parthenon was in 1776

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“Parthenon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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