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n. Roman Mythology
The goddess of wisdom, invention, the arts, and martial prowess. She came to be identified with the Greek Athena.

[Latin; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of wisdom. Greek counterpart: Athena


(mɪˈnɜr və)

the Roman goddess of wisdom and the arts, identified with the Greek goddess Athena.
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Noun1.Minerva - (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdomMinerva - (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
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[mɪˈnɜːvə] NMinerva


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