how to pronounce athena


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the above transcription of athena is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

athena is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of athena in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… called Athena at a VA hold all those in …”

meanings of athena


  1. The goddess of wisdom, especially strategic warfare, the arts, and especially crafts, in particular, weaving; daughter of Zeus and Metis. Her Roman counterpart is Minerva.
  2. A female given name from Ancient Greek.


  1. A woman who colludes with the patriarchy rather than actively opposing it.

athena frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word athena occurs in english on average 1.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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