Athos


Athos

Athos [ath-ohs, ey-thos; Greek ah-thaws] Examples noun

  1. Mount, the easternmost of three prongs of the peninsula of Chalcidice, in NE Greece: site of an autonomous theocracy constituted of 20 monasteries. 131 sq. mi. (340 sq. km); about 35 miles (56 km) long.
  2. a headland on this peninsula. 6350 feet (1935 meters) long.

Examples from the Web for athos Historical Examples of athos

  • As to Athos, they thought him dead, and left him on the ground.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845

    Various

  • The swoon of Athos had merely been occasioned by loss of blood.

    Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 57, No. 351, January 1845

    Various

  • There happened to be in La Valliere’s room a miniature of Athos.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • The king turned pale; Athos looked at him with fixed attention.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • As he said this, Athos pressed D’Artagnan’s hand between both his own.

    Louise de la Valliere

    Alexandre Dumas, Pere

  • British Dictionary definitions for athos Athos noun

    1. Mount Athos a mountainous peninsula in NE Greece: location of the Monastic Republic of Mount Athos, an autonomous administrative division of Greece since 1927; inhabited by Eastern Orthodox monks in about 20 monasteries, some founded in the 10th century; prohibited to women and children. Pop: 1942 (2001)

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