Origin of academiaL: see academy
An example of academia is a college, its students, and its teachers.
Origin of academiaNew Latin acadēmīa from Latin the Academy ; see academy .
Latin acadēmīa, from Ancient Greek Ἀκαδημία (Akadēmia), a grove of trees and gymnasium outside of Athens where Plato taught; from the name of the supposed former owner of that estate, the Attic hero Akademos. See also academy, academe, Akademeia. Modern sense of "the world of universities and scholarship" recorded from 1956.
- The prevailing European fashion of literary academies was not long in reaching Portugal, and 1647 saw the foundation of the Academia dos Generosos which included in its ranks the men most illustrious by learning and social position, and in 1663 the Academia dos Singulares came into being; but with all their pedantry, extravagances and bad taste, it must be confessed that these and similar corporations tended to promote the pursuit of good literature.
- See Historia del Reinado de Carlos IV., by General Gomez de Arteche (3 vols.), in the Historia General de Espana de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid, 1892, &c.).
- De Cueto, "Discurso," in Memorias de la academia espanola (Madrid, 1870); M.
- DEMETRIUS [Dimitrie] STURDZA, Rumanian statesman, was born in 1833 at Jassy, and educated there at the Academia Michaileana.
- Danvila y Collado (6 vols.), in the Historia General de Espana de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid, 1892, &c.); and F.