athenaeum

noun
ath·​e·​nae·​um | \ˌa-thə-ˈnē-əm \
variants: or atheneum

Definition of athenaeum 

1 : a building or room in which books, periodicals, and newspapers are kept for use

2 : a literary or scientific association

First Known Use of athenaeum

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for athenaeum

Latin Athenaeum, a school in ancient Rome for the study of arts, from Greek Athēnaion, a temple of Athena, from Athēnē

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