Athos, Mount
geographical name mountain NE Greece at E end of Acte Peninsula; site of a number of monasteries

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Athos, Mount — [ath′äs, ā′thäs] 1. autonomous monastic district occupying the tip of the easternmost prong of the Chalcidice peninsula, NE Greece: 130 sq mi (337 sq km); pop. 1,500 2. mountain in this district: 6,670 ft (2,033 m) * * * Mountain, northern Greece …   Universalium

  • Athos, Mount — • The mountain that the architect Dinocrates offered to turn into a statue of Alexander the Great with a city in one hand and in the other a perennially flowing spring Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Athos, Mount — [ath′äs, ā′thäs] 1. autonomous monastic district occupying the tip of the easternmost prong of the Chalcidice peninsula, NE Greece: 130 sq mi (337 sq km); pop. 1,500 2. mountain in this district: 6,670 ft (2,033 m) …   English World dictionary

  • Athos, Mount —    The rugged and picturesque peninsula, easternmost of the three promontories of Chalkidike (q.v.), where the famous Athonian monasteries are located. At present there are 20 monasteries, of which 17 are Greek, one is Russian (Panteleemon… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Athos,Mount — Ath·os (ăthʹŏs, āʹthŏs, äʹthôs), Mount 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • Athos, Mount — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mount Athos — • The mountain that the architect Dinocrates offered to turn into a statue of Alexander the Great with a city in one hand and in the other a perennially flowing spring Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Mount Athos     Mount Ath …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mount Athos — Ἅγιον Ὄρος Agion Oros (Αυτόνομη Μοναστικὴ Πολιτεία Ἁγίου Ὄρους) Aftonomi Monastiki Politia Agiou Orous location of Mount Athos in Greece …   Wikipedia

  • mount — mount1 mountable, adj. mountless, adj. /mownt/, v.t. 1. to go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs. 2. to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.). 3. to set or place at an elevation: to mount a house on stilts. 4. to furnish with a horse or other… …   Universalium

  • Athos Range — …   Wikipedia

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