Ἀκαδημία

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From Ἀκάδημος (Akádēmos), an Athenian hero and original estate-holder of the site + -ία (-ía). The name is said to mean "silent district;" see ἀκή (akḗ, silence) + δῆμος (dêmos, district).

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Ἀκᾰδημῐ́ᾱ (Akadēmíāf (genitive Ἀκᾰδημῐ́ᾱς); first declension

  1. The Academy, an Athenian gymnasium where Plato taught.

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  • academy” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.