Panathenaea Pan*ath`e*n[ae]"a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?; pa^s pa^n, all + ? Athena.] The most ancient and important festival of Athens, celebrated in honor of Athena, the tutelary goddess of the city. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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