Also called Pallas Athena. Classical Mythology, Athena ( def 1 ).
Astronomy. the second largest and one of the four brightest asteroids. Unabridged
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Pallas (ˈpæləs)
astronomy the second largest asteroid (diameter 520 km), revolving around the sun in a period of 4.62 years

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Gk. goddess' name, lit. "little maiden," related to pallake "concubine," and probably somehow connected to Avestan pairika "beautiful women seducing pious men."
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The second largest asteroid, measuring about 570 km (353 mi) at its greatest diameter, and the second to be discovered, in 1802. See more at asteroid.
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