- Also called Pallas Athena. Classical Mythology. Athena(def 1).
- Astronomy. the second largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
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Examples from the Web for pallas
According to Pallas, it is becoming more difficult to find such craftsmen.
Like these men and his father before him, Mr. Pallas learned the craft as a child.
This is the third new collection for Pallas, and it is selling in the Bon Marche.
“If something does not fit, the tailor knows how to change it,” Pallas says.
In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree.Philothea
Lydia Maria Child
Stultitia was truly born in the manner of her serious sister Pallas.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Pallas on the fertility of the wild stocks of domestic animals, 254.
The koulan of Pallas is said to have been seen with a double shoulder-stripe.
But Pallas Minerva suffered it not to be mingled with the entrails of the hero.
- astronomy the second largest asteroid (diameter 520 km), revolving around the sun in a period of 4.62 years
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Word Origin and History for pallas
Greek goddess' name, literally "little maiden," related to pallake "concubine," and probably somehow connected to Avestan pairika "beautiful women seducing pious men."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The second largest asteroid, measuring about 570 km (353 mi) at its greatest diameter, and the second to be discovered, in 1802. See more at asteroid.
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