• WordNet 3.6
    • n Minerva (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Minerva (Rom. Myth) The goddess of wisdom, of war, of the arts and sciences, of poetry, and of spinning and weaving; -- identified with the Grecian Pallas Athene.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Minerva In Roman mythology, one of the three chief divinities, the other two being Jupiter and Juno. The chief seat of the cult of all three was the great temple on the Capitoline Hill. Minerva was a virgin, the daughter of Jupiter, the supreme god, and hence was identified, as the Romans came more and more under the influence of Hellenic culture, with the Greek Athene (or Athena), or Pallas, the goddess of wisdom, of war, and of the liberal arts. Like Athene, Minerva was represented in art with a grave and majestic countenance, aimed with helmet, shield, and spear, and wearing long full drapery, and on her breast the ægis. See cut under Athene.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Minerva mi-nėr′va the Roman goddess of wisdom, of the arts and sciences, and of war—identified with the Greek Athena
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  • Camille Paglia
    “Minerva save us from the cloying syrup of coercive compassion!”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., prob. from root of mens, mentis, the mind.


In literature:

How do you come by so much wisdom, Miss Minerva?
"Miss Pat at School" by Pemberton Ginther
If Minerva felt as I do, I pity her, poor soul.
"Red Rose and Tiger Lily" by L. T. Meade
He says that he, with Mentor (Minerva in disguise), found himself in Crete.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
The shrines of Minerva will not be desecrated by their presence.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Uncle Wallace and Aunt Minerva were two of the colored workers that were employed at Spencer Academy, before the war.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Here is one, beat out of the brain of Mathew Miffins, a ready-armed Minerva.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847" by Various
He opened the hall door, and the next moment he was in Minerva Terrace.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
The attention naturally retires from a new tale of Venus, Diana, and Minerva.
"The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. in Nine Volumes" by Samuel Johnson
He is refused, but is afterwards furnished with what he wants by Minerva, in the form of Mentor.
"The Odyssey of Homer" by Homer
After the war he kept the Minerva Tavern at Sixth and Sansom Streets.
"The Philadelphia Magazines and their Contributors 1741-1850" by Albert Smyth
I thought how smart Mother Crow and Minerva were, and was proud when I saw them get up those big meetings.
"Hollow Tree Nights and Days" by Albert Bigelow Paine
This festival, was, at first, consecrated to Jupiter, Juno, and Minerva.
"A Treatise on the Art of Dancing" by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
His tombstone is in the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, in Rome; on it lies the figure of a Dominican monk in marble.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
There were Minerva Higgins and Judith Blount and Frances Andrews.
"Molly Brown's Senior Days" by Nell Speed
Wherefore Minerva put it into the heart of Epeius, Lord of the Isles, that he should make a cunning device wherewith to take the city.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Representing Juno and Minerva.
"Handbook of Embroidery" by L. Higgin
Behind, Minerva, standing on a pedestal, leans upon her spear.
"The Temptation of St. Antony" by Gustave Flaubert
I mean such a statue of the goddess Minerva as once stood in the great square of Constantinople.
"The Boy Crusaders" by John G. Edgar
Kynaston's Museum Minervae, 317.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
They looked like two stout Minervas with huge wicker helmets.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

`You should have Aphrodite's form and face,
With Dian's tread;
And something of Minerva's lofty grace
Should crown your head.
"A Birthday Present" by Alfred Austin
And yet with neither love nor hate,
Those stars like some snow-white
Minerva's snow-white marble eyes
Without the gift of sight.
"Stars" by Robert Frost
Sages invoked Minerva's might;
The Poet, ere he struck the lyre,
Prayed to the God of Song and Light
To touch the strings with hallowed fire.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
ME Thought I pass'd through th'Edalyan Groues,
And askt the Graces, if they could direct
Me to a Lady whom Minerva chose,
With her in height of all respect.
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer
Farewell, majestic peaks!
Whereon my listening soul
Hath trembled to the roll
Of thunders that Jove wreaks--
And calm Minerva's oracles hath heard
All more than now unstirred!
"Passing" by Frances Fuller Victor
Ye pathrons of janius, Minerva and Vanius,
Who sit on Parnassus, that mountain of snow,
Descind from your station and make observation
Of the Prince's pavilion in sweet Pimlico.
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Minerva Senior Center Menu .
Minerva to present holiday show.
Minerva Arts Center will present the third annual Holiday Showcase, a wintertime variety show, at 7 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec 18 and 19, in the Fellowship Hall of First Congregational Church, 906 Main St.
Minerva Senior Center Menu.
Minerva wins Cambridge Invitational.
Minerva Arts Center will present "The Return of the Gleekers," a student workshop, inspired by the hit T.V.
Stephanie Wilson is the recipient of the SAP Emerging Leader in Technology Award from the Minerva Foundation.
Minerva 's grand opening attracts residents with cherished memories.
"It's in my refrigerator," said Solomon, 65, who showed up for lunch Thursday at Minerva 's grand reopening.
Free GED classes being offered in Carrollton, Minerva .
Free classes for those wishing to receive their GED are being offered in Carrollton and Minerva .
Huskies Ousted By Minerva in Sectional.
"Edgeware, along with Minerva 's technology, stood out against the competition in terms of simplicity and time to implement," said Dave Brodin, CTO of Smithville.
Snapfish CEO Ben Nelson's Minerva to join Udacity, other web startup colleges.
Minerva Osborne, 80, of Gibson, Idaho passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 in Pocatello, Idaho.

In science:

This work was partly supported by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), by the US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), by the USA National Science Foundation (NSF DMS-0903651), by the Minerva Center of Nonlinear Physics of Complex Systems, and by the Shlomo Kaplansky academic chair.
The Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation with a random potential: Results and Puzzles
Drewitz by an ETH Fellowship and the Edmund Landau Minerva Center for Research in Mathematical Analysis and Related Areas, and A.F.
Effective Polynomial Ballisticity Condition for Random Walk in Random Environment
Mathematical Analysis, supported by the Minerva Foundation (Germany) .
How special are Cohen and random forcings i.e. Boolean algebras of the family of subsets of reals modulo meagre or null
MINERvA can perform an impressive list of neutrino scattering studies with unprecedented detail, ranging from measurements of axial form factors, QE scattering, NC and CC resonance production, coherent pion production, strange particle production, deep inelastic scattering, and parton distributions .
NuFact05 Working Group 2 Summary: Experimental Results in Neutrino Scattering Physics
In this regard, we look forward to further advancement that can be achieved at the MINERvA experiment and potentially from stopped pion sources, beta beams, and liquid argon detectors.
NuFact05 Working Group 2 Summary: Experimental Results in Neutrino Scattering Physics
This pro ject was supported by the Albert Einstein Minerva Center for Theoretical Physics.
The importance of N2 leptogenesis
This work is supported by the Israel Science Foundation, by the BraunRoger-Siegl foundation, by EU-HPRN-CT-200000122, by GIF, by Minerva, by the Einstein Center and by the Blumenstein foundation.
A Short Review of Time Dependent Solutions and Space-like Singularities in String Theory
The technology has been taken further by the MINERvA experiment, which has attained 2 mm resolution with their prototype.39 Scibar and MINERvA are relatively small (few ton) detectors.
Neutrino Experiments
The MINERvA experiment will use neutrino beams on nuclear targets at FNAL and is set to make precise measurements of neutrino cross sections with neutrino beams of energies up to roughly 30 GeV.
Future Facilities Summary
MINERvA will collect 6M events on a carbon target in the transition (not so deep DIS) and DIS region plus an additional 6.5 M events in four nuclear targets.
Future Facilities Summary
Different specific studies will focus on various regions of the kinematical variable space, and MINERvA will significantly increase the existing neutrino data set available to the community.
Future Facilities Summary
Ziemer, The Minerva detector and science possibilities, these proceedings.
Future Facilities Summary
As part of the improvement in extending momentum range of the beam line, the MINERVA experiment (T977) proposed to install an entire new tertiary beam line in the user facility so that it can deliver 300 MeV/c pions onto their test apparatus.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
After the completion of the MINERVA tests, this beam line will be available for other users.
Summary of the Linear Collider Testbeam Workshop 2009 - LCTW09
ND acknowledges support by the ISF, DIP and Minerva foundations.
Coherent Diffusion of Polaritons in Atomic Media