- of or relating to the goddess Athena.
- pertaining to wisdom, knowledge, or study.
Origin of Palladian1
[puh-ley-dee-uh n, -lah-]
- pertaining to, introduced by, or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
- a disciple of Andrea Palladio, specifically one of the circle of Lord Burlington in 18th-century England.
Origin of Palladian2
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Examples from the Web for palladian
Of course, it isn't just the Palladian country houses that attract the global super-rich to Britain.Capitalism for the People
February 19, 2013
The town was also indebted to him for their hall, a Palladian palace.Tancred
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.American Cookery
Now, in each and all these matters the Palladian system conflicts with that of Lévi.
In the matter of Palladian Masonry, he can tell us only what he has learned from Ricoux.
- denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio
C18: after Andrea Palladio
- of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
- literary wise or learned
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
1731, "in the style of Roman architect Andrea Palladio" (1518-1580).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper