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Athena

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Athena, from Ancient Greek Ἀθηνᾶ (Athēnâ).

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Athena

  1. (Greek mythology) 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.

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Athena (plural Athenas)

  1. (feminism, derogatory) A woman who colludes with the patriarchy rather than actively opposing it.
    • 1989, Jennifer Barker Woolger, Roger J. Woolger, The goddess within
      The last thing feminist Athenas see about corporate structures, government, or academia is that they are run by benevolent and all-protective fathers.
    • 1992, Marilyn Frye, Willful virgin: essays in feminism, 1976-1992, page 141:
      The latter may become either Athenas or feminists. If one gets a certain sort of male sponsorship, becomes a Daddy's girl, one is allowed to function in these vocations of the righteous []
    • 1995, Noretta Koertge (in Skeptical Inquirer, volume 19, number 2, page 42)
      Women who do decide to become scientists find themselves under attack from the self-proclaimed "echt" feminists, who call them "Athenas" and "Queen Bees."

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English Athena.

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Athena

  1. A female given name