Definition of Pallas

1. Noun. (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva.

Exact synonyms: Athena, Athene, Pallas Athena, Pallas Athene
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Greek Deity



2. Noun. A large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered.
Generic synonyms: Asteroid

Definition of Pallas

1. n. Pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.

Definition of Pallas

1. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) Several people in Greek mythology: ¹

2. Proper noun. (astronomy) The second largest asteroid. ¹

3. Proper noun. (Ancient Greek female given name) of mythological origin; rare in English. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pallas

1. Pallas Athene, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pallas

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Literary usage of Pallas

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"JAA Richmond on Birds described by Pallas in 1764. ... "without doubt Linnaeus was indebted to Pallas for his copy of the Catalogue. ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"Then Pallas said, Beware; offend not Jove; And glad was then Ulysses to give o'er. By Pallas were propounded terms of peace, In Mentor's shape, ..."

3. The History of Ancient Art by Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Giles Henry Lodge (1872)
"Pallas, on the contrary, is always a virgin, of mature form and age. f She ... Hence the eyes, more especially of Pallas, explain the name which was given ..."

4. Raemaekers' Cartoons: With Accompanying Notes by Well-known English Writers by Louis Raemaekers (1916)
"But there is an even worse use of Pallas, which War and the German War-lords have ... They have found a new Pallas of their own, not the supernal Goddess of ..."

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