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1. Greek Mythology Of, relating to, or characteristic of Athena.
2. Of, relating to, or characterized by wisdom or study.
[From Latin Palladius, from Greek Palladios, from Pallas, Pallad-, Pallas Athena.]
1. Of or characteristic of the Renaissance architectural style of Andrea Palladio.
2. Of or characteristic of an architectural style flourishing in the mid-1700s, especially in Britain, and derived from that of Andrea Palladio.
(Architecture) denoting, relating to, or having the neoclassical style of architecture created by Palladio
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to the goddess Pallas Athena
2. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) literary wise or learned
[C16: from Latin Palladius, from Greek Pallas, an epithet applied to Athena, meaning perhaps "(spear) brandisher" or perhaps "virgin"]
Pal•la•di•an1(pəˈleɪ di ən, -ˈlɑ-)
pertaining to or in the architectural style of Andrea Palladio, based esp. on the revival of Roman forms.
Pal•la•di•an2(pəˈleɪ di ən)
pertaining to wisdom or knowledge.
|Adj.||1.||Palladian - referring to or relating to or having the style of architecture created by Andrea Palladio; "the much imitated arch and column compositions known as the Palladian motif"|