minerva

Part of speech: noun

Rom. Myth. Goddess of wisdom and war; the Greek Pallas and Athena.

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Usage examples "minerva":

  1. In ancient times, there stood in the citadel of Athens three statues of Minerva. - "Hyperion", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. A perfect autumn afternoon found us tearing southwards on the road to Boom in Mrs. W. 's powerful Minerva. - "A Surgeon in Belgium", Henry Sessions Souttar.
  3. The golden locks of Apollo and Achilles are the sign of a similar characteristic in the nations of which they are the types; and the blue eye of Minerva belies the absurd doctrine that would identify her with the Egyptian Naith. - "Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.