Minerva

noun

Mi·​ner·​va mə-ˈnər-və How to pronounce Minerva (audio)
: the Roman goddess of wisdom compare athena

Examples of Minerva in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Added her classmate Minerva Pineda-Allen, a junior. Christina Larson, Fortune, 5 Apr. 2024 Domenica Bongiovanni Jazmine Nelson and Minerva Pineda-Allen will gather with thousands of others across the city on Monday, brimming with the anticipation of witnessing a cosmic event that only occurs in the same place about every 375 years. The Indianapolis Star, 4 Apr. 2024 Chef Minerva Orduño Rincón also wrote in The Arizona Republic in November 2021 that the flour tortilla has roots in Arabic cuisine. Mike Snider, The Arizona Republic, 4 Apr. 2024 One of the pair’s top rivals for the world title, German skater Minerva Fabienne Hase, bowed down to the couple after their winning performance. Holly Yan, CNN, 23 Mar. 2024 Miura and Kihara settled for the silver, with Germans Minerva Fabienne Hase and Nikita Volodin taking the bronze. Lawrence Yee, Peoplemag, 22 Mar. 2024 Buy Now 04 of 20 'In the Time of the Butterflies' by Julia Alvarez On November 25, 1960, the bodies of sisters Minerva, Patria and María Teresa are found near their wrecked Jeep at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff in the Dominican Republic. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 This year, Grand Hotel Minerva, one of the city’s chicest and most storied hotels, is offering a special Easter weekend package. Alexandra Kirkman, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Produced by Minerva Pictures with Paramount Television International Studios. John Hopewell, Variety, 26 Feb. 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Latin

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Minerva was in the 14th century

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“Minerva.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Minerva. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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