Origin of Academia
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.
New Latin acadēmīa from Latin the Academy academy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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