- an epithet of Athena, meaning “virgin.”
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Farnell1173 says that the first sense of parthenos was not "virgin," but unmarried.Folkways
William Graham Sumner
Parthenos (Par′thenos) was a name of Juno, and also of Minerva.1000 Mythological Characters Briefly Described
Edward S. Ellis
This plant may have had its name from the virgin (parthenos) goddess Athene, whom the Romans call Minerva.Plutarch's Lives, Volume II
Aubrey Stewart & George Long
The principal chamber (cella) within the colonnade contained the colossal statue of Athen Parthenos (see below, Nos. 300-302).
Fragment of shield supposed to be a rough copy from the shield of the statue of Athen Parthenos.
- an epithet meaning "Virgin", applied by the Greeks to several goddesses, esp Athena