Athe·​na ə-ˈthē-nə How to pronounce Athena (audio)
variants or Athene
: the Greek goddess of wisdom compare minerva

Word History


Latin Athena, from Greek Athēnē

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Athena was in the 14th century

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“Athena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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