Palladian

Palladian
Palladian Pal*la"di*an (p[a^]l*l[=a]"d[i^]*an), prop. a. [From Pallas, Athena.] 1. Of or pertaining to the Greek goddess Athena, also called Pallas. [PJC]

2. Pertaining to wisdom or knowledge; -- Athena being the goddess of wisdom. [PJC]


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