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ath•e•nae•um



Pronunciation: (ath"u-nē'um, -nā'-), [key]
n.
1. an institution for the promotion of literary or scientific learning.
2. a library or reading room.
3. (cap.) a sanctuary of Athena at Athens, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian, and frequented by poets and scholars. Also,ath"e•ne'um.

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