Palladian

1
[puh-ley-dee-uh n]

Origin of Palladian

1
1555–65; < Latin Palladi(us) “of Pallas” (< Greek Palládios; see Palladium) + -an

Palladian

2
[puh-ley-dee-uh n, -lah-]
adjective
  1. pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
noun
  1. a disciple of Andrea Palladio, specifically one of the circle of Lord Burlington in 18th-century England.

Origin of Palladian

2
First recorded in 1725–35; Palladi(o) + -an
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Examples from the Web for palladian

Contemporary Examples of palladian

  • Of course, it isn't just the Palladian country houses that attract the global super-rich to Britain.

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Historical Examples of palladian

  • The town was also indebted to him for their hall, a Palladian palace.

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    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.

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    Arthur Edward Waite

  • In the matter of Palladian Masonry, he can tell us only what he has learned from Ricoux.

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    Arthur Edward Waite


British Dictionary definitions for palladian

Palladian

1
adjective
  1. denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio
Derived FormsPalladianism, noun

Word Origin for Palladian

C18: after Andrea Palladio

Palladian

2
adjective
  1. of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
  2. literary wise or learned

Word Origin for Palladian

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

Palladian

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper