[ US /məˈnɝvə, mɪˈnɝvə/ ]
  1. (Roman mythology) goddess of wisdom; counterpart of Greek Athena
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How To Use Minerva In A Sentence

  • Fest.p. 333, 'Cum Livius Andronicus bello Punico secundo scripsisset carmen quod a virginibus est cantatum, quia prosperius res publica populi Romani geri coepta est, publice attributa est ei in Aventino aedis Minervae, in qua liceret scribis histrionibusque consistere ac dona ponere, in honorem Livi, quia is et scribebat fabulas et agebat.' The Student's Companion to Latin Authors
  • Minerva is seeking a new non-executive chairman to take over by the time of the annual meeting in November. Times, Sunday Times
  • Minerva wonders why it's called a disorder at all, and whether this is another example of the medicalisation of normal human behaviour.
  • ‘Serves you right for wearing that,’ Minerva said pointing to Roxie's black bandeau accompanied by hipster jeans.
  • You kissed Minerva, and she gave you a setdown to blister your ears. How to Woo a Reluctant Lady
  • It launches its new Minerva range of solid acrylic surfaces next month. Times, Sunday Times
  • Philosophers and fools, separately or together, as the case may be -- for folly and philosophy not seldom form one Janus-head, and Minerva's bird seems sometimes not ill-fitted with the face of Momus -- these and their thousand intermediates have tried in all ages to define that quaint enigma, Man: and I wot not that any pundit of literature hath better succeeded than the nameless, fameless man -- or woman, was it? An Author's Mind : The Book of Title-pages
  • ‘Serves you right for wearing that,’ Minerva said pointing to Roxie's black bandeau accompanied by hipster jeans.
  • Minerva in the shape of Count Bernsdorff, or out of all shape in the person of the Duchess of Northumberland, is to conduct Telemachus to York races; for can a monarch be perfectly accomplished in the mysteries of king-craft, as our Solomon James I. called it, unless he is initiated in the arts of jockeyship? The Letters of Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford — Volume 3
  • Minerva was recently embroiled in a heated discussion about the merits of cervical screening using smears.
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