PRONUNCIATION: (ar-ee-AHP/OP-uh-guhs)

MEANING: noun: A high court.

ETYMOLOGY: Via Latin, from Greek Areios pagos (hill of Ares, the Greek god of war), from Areios (of Ares) + pagos (hill), from pegnunai (to fasten or stiffen). In ancient Greece, Areios pagos was the site where the highest governmental council met. Later it turned into a judicial body. Earliest documented use: 1642.

ARENOPAGUS - Don't call me while I'm at the big game!

ARE NO PA, GUS - you don't make a very good Dad, Herr Mahler

AREOPA GNUS - wildebeasts from Areopa