Panathenaea

plural noun Pan·ath·e·naea \ˌpaˌnathəˈnēə\

Definition of Panathenaea

  1. :  the annual or quadrennial festivities of ancient Athens in honor of Athena celebrated in their greater form for several days during the third year of each olympiad and including a great procession in which the people marched to the acropolis bearing an embroidered peplos for their tutelary goddess and also athletic, musical, equestrian, and other contests

Panathenaean

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of panathenaea

New Latin, from Greek panathēnaia, from pan- + Athēnaia, from Athēna, Athēnē, major Greek deity, goddess of war, fertility, arts, and wisdom


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