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Pallas

[pal-uh s] /ˈpæl əs/
noun
1.
Also called Pallas Athena. Classical Mythology, Athena (def 1).
2.
Astronomy. the second largest and one of the four brightest asteroids.
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Pallas

/ˈpæləs/
noun
1.
(astronomy) the second largest asteroid (diameter 520 km), revolving around the sun in a period of 4.62 years
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Pallas

Greek goddess' name, literally "little maiden," related to pallake "concubine," and probably somehow connected to Avestan pairika "beautiful women seducing pious men."

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Pallas
  (pāl'əs)   
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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