Pallas

[ pal-uhs ]
/ ˈpæl əs /

noun

Also called Pal·las A·the·na. Classical Mythology. Athena (def. 1).
Astronomy. the third largest asteroid in our solar system, discovered in 1802 and located in the asteroid belt. See also Ceres (def. 2), Hygieia (def. 2), Vesta (def. 2).

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Origin of Pallas

First recorded in 1570–80; from Greek Pallás, epithet of the goddess Athena, possibly derived from pállein “to balance (a spear before throwing)” or akin to pallakís “concubine”
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British Dictionary definitions for Pallas

Pallas
/ (ˈpæləs) /

noun

astronomy the second largest asteroid (diameter 520 km), revolving around the sun in a period of 4.62 years
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Scientific definitions for Pallas

Pallas
[ păləs ]

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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