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Palladian1

[puh-ley-dee-uh n] /pəˈleɪ di ən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the goddess Athena.
2.
pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study.
Origin of Palladian1
1555-1565
1555-65; < Latin Palladi(us) “of Pallas” (< Greek Palládios; see Palladium) + -an

Palladian2

[puh-ley-dee-uh n, -lah-] /pəˈleɪ di ən, -ˈlɑ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
noun
2.
a disciple of Andrea Palladio, specifically one of the circle of Lord Burlington in 18th-century England.
Origin
First recorded in 1725-35; Palladi(o) + -an
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  • The town was also indebted to him for their hall, a Palladian palace.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • Our churches are Gothic, the southern churches are Palladian.

    Loss and Gain John Henry Newman
  • These often showed recessed and arched windows, also those of the Palladian type.

  • Now, in each and all these matters the Palladian system conflicts with that of Lévi.

    Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
  • In the matter of Palladian Masonry, he can tell us only what he has learned from Ricoux.

    Devil-Worship in France Arthur Edward Waite
  • It is to this, then, that our Doric and Palladian pride is at last reduced!

  • The Palladian church was always there, but the piazza took care of itself.

    The Golden Bowl Henry James
  • He bought a Palladian pile, with a large estate and beautiful gardens.

    Hours in a Library Leslie Stephen
  • It was an extraordinary pile, built in some Palladian nightmare.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for Palladian

Palladian1

/pəˈleɪdɪən/
adjective
1.
denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio
Derived Forms
Palladianism, noun
Word Origin
C18: after Andrea Palladio

Palladian2

/pəˈleɪdɪən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
2.
(literary) wise or learned
Word Origin
C16: from Latin Palladius, from Greek Pallas, an epithet applied to Athena, meaning perhaps ``(spear) brandisher'' or perhaps ``virgin''
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Word Origin and History for Palladian
adj.

1731, "in the style of Roman architect Andrea Palladio" (1518-1580).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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