Pallas definition

  • noun:
    • the biggest asteroids, the next becoming discovered.
    • Greek Mythology Athena.
    • Athene, the goddess of knowledge and war among the list of Greeks, identified because of the Romans with Minerva. See Athene and Minerva.
    • among the planetoids revolving amongst the orbits of Mars and Jupiter: found (the next in the near order of time) by Olbers, at Bremen, in 1802.
    • (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and of good use arts and wise warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
    • a sizable asteroid; the 2nd asteroid become found
  • proper-noun:
    • Several men and women in Greek mythology:
    • The second largest asteroid.
    • women offered title of mythological beginning; rare in English.
    • Pallas Athena, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, labeled as in addition Athena, Pallas Athene or Athene, and identified, at a later period, with all the Roman Minerva.

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