From Middle English Athens, from 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.
- The capital city of Greece.
- (metonymically) The Greek government.
- A city, the county seat of Limestone County, Alabama, United States.
- An unincorporated community in Howard County, Arkansas, United States.
- A large unincorporated community in Los Angeles County, California, United States.
- A sizable city, the county seat of Clarke County, Georgia, United States, consolidated with Clarke County as Athens-Clarke County.
- A city in Menard County, Illinois.
- An unincorporated community and hamlet in Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, United States.
- A small unincorporated village outside of Lexington, Kentucky, United States.
- A village in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana.
- A town in Somerset County, Maine.
- A village in Calhoun County, Michigan.
- An unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States.
- A ghost town in Clark County, Missouri, United States.
- A former mining settlement and ghost town in Nye County, Nevada, United States.
- A town and village in Greene County, New York.
- A city, the county seat of Athens County, Ohio.
- A township in Ontario, Canada.
- A borough of Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
- A city, the county seat of McMinn County, Tennessee.
- A city, the county seat of Henderson County, Texas.
- A town in Windham County, Vermont.
- A town in Mercer County, West Virginia.
- A village in Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Athens (plural Athenses)
- A surname from Greek.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Athens is the 39717th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 553 individuals. Athens is most common among White (93.85%) individuals.
- Hanks, Patrick, editor (2003), “Athens”, in Dictionary of American Family Names, volume 1, New York City: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 66.
- Athens (the capital city of Greece)
- c. 1425 (a. 1420), Lydg.TB (Aug A.4) 1.1752:
- Þe grete worþi Dionisius, Whiche at Athens..Was called in scolis Aropagite [vr. the Ariapogite].
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- English: Athens