Pronunciation: (ä"tān-yen'; Fr. a-tā-nyen'), [key]
—pl. A•thé•niennesPronunciation: (ä"tān-yenz'; Fr. a-tā-nyen'). [key]
a small, decorative stand in the form of an antique tripod, used esp. in France in the Louis XVI and Empire periods.
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