• WordNet 3.6
    • n Pallas a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered
    • n Pallas (Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Pallas (Gr. Myth) Pallas Athena, the Grecian goddess of wisdom, called also Athena Pallas Athene or Athene, and identified, at a later period, with the Roman Minerva.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Pallas Athene, the goddess of wisdom and war among the Greeks, identified by the Romans with Minerva. See Athene and Minerva.
    • n Pallas One of the planetoids revolving between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter: discovered (the second in the order of time) by Olbers, at Bremen, in 1802. On account of its minuteness, and the nebulous appearance by which it is surrounded, no certain conclusion can be arrived at respecting its magnitude. Its diameter has been estimated at 172 miles, and its period of revolution is 4.61 years. Its light undergoes considerable variation, and its motion in its orbit is greatly disturbed by the powerful attraction of Jupiter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pallas pal′as the Greek goddess of wisdom and war—the Roman Minerva
    • Pallas Also Pallas Athene
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. Palla`s Palla`dos


In literature:

But Pallas Athene rescues his heart, which is still beating, and brings it to Zeus.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
During this scene Pallas appears in the air, holding her shield aloft.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
Bust of Pallas over practicable door L.U.E.
"From a Cornish Window" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
As Pallas and the Muse unveil their awful lore.
"The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2" by George Gordon Byron
PALLAS, Subsector 18-B: No.
"Concordance" by Ann Wilson
No work had hitherto excelled that of the naturalist Pallas, which was translated into French between 1788-1793.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
This is not, however, the opinion of Pallas, who looks upon them as a separate tribe of the Alain family.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Pallas was the name of a third conspirator.
"Nero" by Jacob Abbott
In the year 1794 Chladni published an account of the remarkable mass of iron which the traveller Pallas had discovered in Siberia.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Juno, Pallas, and Venus of course agree to this decision and lay all their gifts at the feet of the Queen.
"The Critics Versus Shakspere" by Francis A. Smith

In poetry:

But as for Pallas,--how to tell
In seemly phrase a fact so shocking?
She pointed,--pray excuse me,--well,
She pointed to her azure stocking.
"The First Fan" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Pallas grew vapourish once, and odd,
She would not do the least right thing,
Either for goddess, or for god,
Nor work, nor play, nor paint, nor sing.
"On the Countess of Burlington Cutting Paper" by Alexander Pope
Pallas, you give yourself strange airs;
But sure you'll find it hard to spoil
The sense and taste of one that bears
The name of Saville and of Boyle.
"On the Countess of Burlington Cutting Paper" by Alexander Pope
Graciously smiling, heavenly Aphrodite
Hath filled my senses with a vague delight;
And Pallas, steadfastly beholding me,
Hath sent me forth in wisdom to be free."
"A Vision Of The Vatican" by Frances Anne Kemble
Whereto the dreamer: 'Art thou of this land, my brother,
And knowest not the mountain and its crest of walls,
Where dwells the priestless worship of the all-wise mother?
That is the hill of Pallas; those her marble halls!
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman
Both Pallas and Apollo then seeing on euerie side
The dartes to cease, vpon a Beeche of armes a mightie tree
The God and Goddesse they do sit, as Uulturs there they bee.
They doe delight such puissant cries in field to see so still.
"Book VII" by Arthur Hall

In news:

A camera trap captured images of the fluffy Pallas's cat, also known as the manul, in the country's sprawling Wangchuck Centennial Park (WCP), which is also home to the snow leopard and Himalayan black bear.
The state imploded the Pallas Hotel also known as the Grand Palace Hotel.
Don was born to Jean (nee Choklus) and Nick J Palla , Jr on December 17, 1931, in East Chicago, Ind.
Pallas ' Concept Tanker Design: Photo courtesy of Pallas Shipping.
Sweden's Pallas Shipping has developed a conceptual design for a bunkering tanker that accords with the latest environmental and safety requirements.
Mannington Commercial, HOK Product Design and Pallas Textiles multiply their knowledge and create two innovative collections for modern healthcare settings.
Joohyung Lee, Vladimir Lifschitz, Ravi Palla.
This was written by Aaron Pallas, professor of sociology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University.
LONDON — Palladium is as silvery white as a marble statue of Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and craft, whose name it shares.
"We call it ' ethnic European,'" says Joseph Palla Sr.
T he Englishman William Hyde Wollaston discovered palladium in 1803 in South African crude platinum ore. Palladium derives from the Greek name Pallas, a name associated in Greek mythology with Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
Ethereal cyanotype photographs, produced by arranging plant specimens on paper and exposing them to sunlight, are what inspired Lori Weitzner's latest textile collection for Pallas.
This week, the huge asteroid Pallas reaches opposition, being opposite to the sun in Earth's sky, making it a prime target for avid skywatchers with telescopes.

In science:

The upper strip is the classical cepheid strip from Sandage & Tammann (1969) and the lower strip comes from Marconi & Palla (1998).
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Among the areas where our understanding of stellar structure is most uncertain is in pre-main sequence (PMS) stars, particularly for low-mass systems (see Palla & Stahler 2001; Hillenbrand & White 2004, and references for summaries).
Dynamical Masses for Low-Mass Pre-Main Sequence Stars: A Preliminary Physical Orbit for HD 98800 B
We assumed that PMS evolution started on the birthline in the HR diagramme, as de fined by Palla & Stahler (1990).
The magnetic field of the pre-main sequence Herbig Ae star HD 190073
Also shown are the theoretical pre-MS instability strip boundaries of the first three radial modes obtained by Marconi & Palla (1998).
On the nature of Delta Scuti star HD 115520
Palla, G., Dernyi, I., Farkas, I.: Uncovering the overlapping community structure of complex network in nature and society.
Overlapping Community Detection in Bipartite Networks