Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of the largest asteroids. It was discovered in 1802.
  • noun Greek Mythology Athena.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Athene, the goddess of wisdom and war among the Greeks, identified by the Romans with Minerva. See Athene and Minerva.
  • noun One of the planetoids revolving between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter: discovered (the second in the order of time) by Olbers, at Bremen, in 1802.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • proper noun (Gr. Myth.) Pallas Athena, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athena, Pallas Athene or Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun Greek mythology Several people in Greek mythology:
  • proper noun astronomy The second largest asteroid.
  • proper noun A female given name of mythological origin; rare in English.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
  • noun a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Pallas (Athena).]

Examples

  • THE PALLAS CORMORANT, -- _Carbo perspicillatus_, (Pallas).

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • Which means that my hero, FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, is running around all dark and scowling and trying to save the day, while everyone else is cracking jokes.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • You talk about inspiration and imagages, well I had a very vivid image when you said "FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, is running around all dark and scowling and trying to save the day, while everyone else is cracking jokes."

    Guest Author: Julie James - Something About You

  • Which means that my hero, FBI Special Agent Jack Pallas, is running around all dark and scowling and trying to save the day, while everyone else is cracking jokes.

    Guest Author: Julie James - Something About You

  • In classical Athens, armed Athena was known as Pallas Athena.

    The Trojan War

  • In classical Athens, armed Athena was known as Pallas Athena.

    The Trojan War

  • A marked feature in the representations of this deity is the ægis, that wonderful shield given to her by her father as a further means of defence, which, when in danger, she swung so swiftly round and round that it kept at a distance all antagonistic influences; hence her name Pallas, from _pallo_, I swing.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • SOCRATES: Then that is the explanation of the name Pallas?

    Cratylus

  • Her name Pallas means "virgin," and her name Athênê was supposed to be the same as the Egyptian Neith, reversed; though modern scholars deny this etymology.

    Ten Great Religions An Essay in Comparative Theology

  • In particular, they said, the FDA is asking Sanofi for details on the patients from two clinical trials—a positive one called Athena, and a 2011 study called Pallas in which Multaq was linked to an increased rate of stroke and death.

    Use of Heart Drug Restricted in Europe

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