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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.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman goddess of wisdom. Greek counterpart: Athena
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(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
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
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[mɪˈnɜːvə] NMinerva
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[mɪˈnɜːvə] nMinerva
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A young woman who had just started work in our office sent me a message on my phone that her name is "Menerva." I told her that the one who wrote that name on her birth certificate perhaps didn't know the spelling of Minerva, the Greek goddess of wisdom.