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Cassiopeia

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From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiópeia) or Κασσιόπη.

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Cassiopeia

  1. (Greek mythology) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
  2. (astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.

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Cassiopeia f

  1. (astronomy) Cassiopeia

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiópeia) or Κασσιόπη.

Proper nounEdit

Cassiopēia f (genitive Cassiopēiae); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Cassiopeia (wife of Cepheus).