- Gr. Myth. Athenaalso Pallas Athena
Origin of PallasModL: so named (1802) by H. W. M. Olbers (1758-1840), Ger astronomer, after L Pallas, the goddess the second asteroid discovered (1802), and the second largest (c. 610 km or c. 380 mi in diameter)
Origin of PallasClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek
- One of the largest asteroids. It was discovered in 1802.
- Greek Mythology Athena.
Origin of PallasAfter Pallas (Athena).
From Ancient Greek, from Ï€Î±Î»Î»Î±ÎºÎ¯Ï‚ (pallakis, “concubine"), most likely from Proto-Indo-European *parikehâ‚‚ (“concubine, wanton woman"), related to Avestan [script?] (pairika, “demonic courtesan") and Parthian parik.