Definitions

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

  • n. One of the largest asteroids, the second to be discovered.
  • n. Greek Mythology Athena.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proper n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Athene, the goddess of wisdom and war among the Greeks, identified by the Romans with Minerva. See Athene and Minerva.
  • n. 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

After Pallas (Athena).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • 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

  • 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

  • The study, called Pallas, involved 3,236 patients who had permanent atrial fibrillation, which occurs when the upper two chambers of the heart don't beat properly.

    Full Study Released Of Sanofi Heart Drug

  • "It was incredibly exciting to have this new perspective on an object that is really interesting and hadn't been observed by Hubble at high resolution," Schmidt said of the first high-resolution images of Pallas, which is believed to have been intact since its formation, most likely within a few million years of the birth of our solar system.

    Asteroid Pallas is Also a Protoplanet | Universe Today

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