Minerva

[ mi-nur-vuh ]
/ mɪˈnɜr və /

noun

the ancient Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, identified with the Greek goddess Athena.
a woman of great wisdom.
a female given name.

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Origin of Minerva

First recorded before 1000 for def. 1; 1780–85 for def. 2; from Latin Minerva, earlier Menerva, from unattested Meneswā, perhaps meaning “intelligent, wise (woman),” or “woman who measures (the phases of the moon)”
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British Dictionary definitions for Minerva

Minerva
/ (mɪˈnɜːvə) /

noun

the Roman goddess of wisdomGreek counterpart: Athena
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for Minerva

Minerva

The Roman name of Athena, the Greek and Roman goddess of wisdom.

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