Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • MountAthos A peak, about 2,034 m (6,670 ft) high, of northeast Greece. It is the site of the virtually independent monastic community of Mount Athos, originally founded in the tenth century.

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  • proper n. one of the Gigantes
  • proper n. A peninsula in Greece containing Mount Athos

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  • n. an autonomous area in northeastern Greece that is the site of several Greek Orthodox monasteries founded in the tenth century

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ἄθως. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "This is the Holy Mountain Athos," he wrote, "station of a faith where all the years have stopped."

    The Holy Mountain

  • A semi-autonomous religious community that encompasses all but a corner of the Athos Peninsula, Mount Athos is a place where Byzantine life and traditions have been preserved in their entirety by Greek legal decree.

    The Holy Mountain

  • "He is a certain Comte de la Fere, -- whom you call Athos," added the king; terminating the conversation, as he had begun it, by a joyous burst of laughter.

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Two of the musketeers are called Athos and Portos, what was the name of the third musketeer?

    CNN Transcript Feb 22, 2009

  • But tell me, I beg, what you wrote by Athos, that is to say, the Comte de la Fere -- you know -- the day of our arrival? "

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

  • As I was watching their faces, revisiting certain familiar enclaves and listening to their words, I kept thinking back on my own conversations with similarly prayerful folks, recalling my own slow journey into prayer, assisted in my turn by the fathers of Mount Athos and the mothers of Ormylia and Souroti.

    Scott Cairns: Mysteries Of The Jesus Prayer

  • Architects and painters constructed and decorated churches and monasteries with brilliant mosaics and frescoes in all parts of the empire: the Chora monastery in Constantinople and those of Mount Athos, churches at Trebizond on the Black Sea and Mistras in the Morea in southern Greece.

    The Glories of Byzantium

  • Dinocrates the Formalist was a flashy cove who, in the first instance of starchitect branding, wandered into Alexander the Great's camp dressed as Hercules and flourishing his plans to fashion Mount Athos into a gigantic recumbent sculpture of his would-be patron.

    The Dangers of Architectural Positivism

  • Watson said of Athos/Murray on Wednesday : I've never hit with him but I've spoken to him a little bit and he's very nice.

    French Open 2011: Andy Murray revels in Britain's three steps to heaven

  • Under current Greek law, a woman caught on Mount Athos faces an automatic prison sentence of up to a year.

    A Fossil With Flesh

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