Palladian

1
[puh-ley-dee-uh n]
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adjective

of or relating to the goddess Athena.
pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study.

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

pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio.

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for palladian

Palladian

1

adjective

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

of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
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).

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