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Perseus

Perseus

WordNet



noun


(1)   A conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
(2)   (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
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Etymology


from the and .

Proper noun



  1. The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae.
  2. An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib and Algol.
  3. The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon.

Proper noun



  1. Perseus.
  2. The constellation Perseus.


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Proper noun



  1. Perseus.
  2. The constellation Perseus.