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Pallas

Greek goddess' name, another name for Athene, literally "little maiden," related to pallake "concubine," and probably somehow connected to Avestan pairika "beautiful women seducing pious men." The asteroid so named was discovered 1802 by Olbers and Bremen.

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Definitions of Pallas

Pallas (n.)
(Greek mythology) goddess of wisdom and useful arts and prudent warfare; guardian of Athens; identified with Roman Minerva;
Synonyms: Athena / Athene / Pallas Athena / Pallas Athene
Pallas (n.)
a large asteroid; the second asteroid to be discovered;
From wordnet.princeton.edu