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