[<< wiktionary] Minerva
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Latin Minerva, from Etruscan, originally from Proto-Indo-European *men-es-weh₂, extended from the stem *men-s- (“mind”) (Sanskrit मनस् (manas, “mind”), compare मनस्विन् (manas-vin-, “full of mind or sense”)), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”).


=== Pronunciation ===
(UK) IPA(key): /mɪˈnəː.və/
(US) IPA(key): /mɪˈnɝ.və/
Rhymes: -ɜː(r)və


=== Proper noun ===
Minerva

(Roman mythology) The goddess of wisdom, especially strategic warfare, and the arts, especially crafts and in particular weaving. She is the Roman counterpart of Athena.
(astronomy) 93 Minerva, a main belt asteroid.
(poetic) wisdom.


==== Coordinate terms ====
(Eternal Virgin Goddesses): Athena, Artemis/Diana, Hestia/Vesta


==== Translations ====


=== Anagrams ===
vermian


== Czech ==


=== Proper noun ===
Minerva f

Minerva (Roman goddess)


=== Further reading ===
Minerva in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
Minerva in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989


== Latin ==


=== Etymology ===
From Etruscan, originally from Proto-Indo-European *menesweh₂, extended from *ménos (“mind”) (Sanskrit मनस् (manas), compare मनस्विन् (manas-vin-, “full of mind or sense”)), from the Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”).


=== Pronunciation ===
(Classical) IPA(key): /miˈner.wa/, [mɪˈnɛr.wa]
(Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /miˈner.va/, [miˈnɛr.va]


=== Proper noun ===
Minerva f (genitive Minervae); first declension

Minerva, goddess of wisdom


==== Declension ====
First-declension noun.


==== Descendants ====
→ English: Minerva
→ French: Minerve
→ Portuguese: Minerva
→ Spanish: Minerva


=== References ===
Minerva in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879)  A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
Minerva in Charlton T. Lewis (1891)  An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
Minerva in Gaffiot, Félix (1934)  Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette


== Portuguese ==


=== Etymology ===
Borrowed from Latin Minerva, from Etruscan [Term?].


=== Pronunciation ===
(Brazil) IPA(key): /mi.ˈnɛʁ.vɐ/


=== Proper noun ===
Minerva f

(Roman mythology) Minerva (goddess of wisdom)


=== See also ===
Atena


== Spanish ==


=== Etymology ===
From Latin Minerva, from Etruscan, originally from Proto-Indo-European *men-es-weh₂, extended from the stem *men-s- (“mind”) (Sanskrit मनस् (manas), compare मनस्विन् (manas-vin-, “full of mind or sense”)), ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European *men- (“to think”).


=== Pronunciation ===
IPA(key): [miˈne̞ɾ.β̞a̠]


=== Proper noun ===
Minerva f

(Roman mythology) Minerva


=== See also ===
Atenea