Palladian

1
[ puh-ley-dee-uhn ]
/ pəˈleɪ di ən /

adjective

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

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Origin of Palladian

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

Definition for Palladian (2 of 2)

Palladian2
[ puh-ley-dee-uhn, -lah- ]
/ pəˈleɪ di ən, -ˈlɑ- /

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

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First recorded in 1725–35; Palladi(o) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for Palladian (1 of 2)

Palladian1
/ (pəˈleɪdɪən) /

adjective

denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio

Derived forms of Palladian

Palladianism, noun

Word Origin for Palladian

C18: after Andrea Palladio

British Dictionary definitions for Palladian (2 of 2)

Palladian2
/ (pəˈleɪdɪən) /

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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