Par"the*non(pr"th*nn), prop. n. [L., fr. Gr. Parqenw`n, fr.parqe`nos a virgin, i. e., Athena, the Greek goddess called also Pallas.] A celebrated marble temple of Athena, on the Acropolis at Athens. It was of the pure Doric order, and has had an important influence on art.
Par*then"o*pe(pr*thn"*p), n. [L., the name of a Siren, fr. Gr. Parqeno`ph.] 1. (Gr. Myth.) One of the Sirens, who threw herself into the sea, in despair at not being able to beguile Ulysses by her songs.
2. One of the asteroids between Mars and Jupiter, discovered by M. de Gasparis in 1850.
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