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Athos, Mount Syllabification: Ath·os, Mount
Pronunciation: /ˈaTHˌäs/ /ˈāˌTHäs/

Definition of Athos, Mount in English:

A narrow, mountainous peninsula in northeastern Greece that projects into the Aegean Sea. It is inhabited by Greek Orthodox monks, who forbid women and even female animals to set foot on the peninsula.


Pronunciation: /ˈaTHəˌnīt/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • From this comes a little story about St Silouan the Athonite, whose life of prayer taught him immense compassion for all people.
  • In the words of a leading twentieth-century Athonite monk, Fr Theoklitos of Dionysiou, ‘It is the eremitic life that constitutes the primary form of monasticism in the East.’
  • A notable instance of a monk whose love for others was transubstantiated into prayer is St Silouan the Athonite.
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