from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Roman Mythology The goddess of wisdom, invention, the arts, and martial prowess. She came to be identified with the Greek Athena.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The goddess of wisdom, especially strategic warfare, and the arts, especially crafts and in particular weaving; daughter of Jupiter and Juno
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving; -- identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Roman mythology, one of the three chief divinities, the other two being Jupiter and Juno.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin Minerva, from Etruscan, originally from Proto-Indo-European *men-es-wah₂, extended from the stem *men-s- (“mind”) (Sanskrit (manas), compare manas-vin- ("full of mind or sense")), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”). (Wiktionary)