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Old French Athenes, Atenes, from Latin Athēnae pl (acc. Athēnās), from Ancient Greek Ἀθῆναι pl (Athênai), the plural form of Ἀθήνη (Athḗnē, Athena), the goddess. More at Athena.


  • IPA(key): /ˈæθənz/
  • (some US cities): IPA(key): /ˈeɪθənz/
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  1. The capital city of Greece.
  2. A city in Alabama, USA, and the county seat of Limestone County.
  3. A city in Georgia, USA, consolidated with Clarke County as Athens-Clarke County.
  4. A city in Illinois.
  5. An unincorporated community hamlet in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, USA.
  6. A village in Louisiana.
  7. A town in Maine.
  8. A village in Michigan.
  9. A town and village in New York.
  10. A city in Ohio, and the county seat of Athens County.
  11. A township in Ontario, Canada.
  12. A borough in Pennsylvania.
  13. A city in Tennessee, and the county seat of McMinn County.
  14. A city in Texas, and the county seat of Henderson County.
  15. A town in Vermont.
  16. A town in West Virginia.
  17. A village in Wisconsin.

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