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Meaning & History

From Ancient Greek Αθηναι (Athenai), meaning unknown, probably from a pre-Greek language. The Greek goddess ATHENA was probably named for the city, not vice versa. Athens is a city in eastern Greece, emerging as a powerful city-state in the classical period. It has been the capital of the modern country of Greece since 1834.
Other Languages & CulturesAthenai Ancient Greek Athenae Ancient Roman Atina Bulgarian Athènes French Athen German Athina Greek Atene Italian Atenas Spanish Atina Turkish
Entry added July 11, 2018   Contribute