Hygieia

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A statue of Hygieia
Hygiea astronomical symbol
Hygiea astronomical symbol (alternate)

Alternative formsEdit

  • Hygiea, Hygeia, Hygēa, Hygīa

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ὑγίεια (Hugieia, literally health, hygiene), from Latin Hygēa, Hygīa, from Ancient Greek Ὑγιεία (Hugieia), Ὑγεία (Hugeia).

Proper nounEdit

Hygieia

  1. (Greek mythology) The personification/goddess of hygiene, good health, cleanliness, and sanitation, and a daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Her Roman counterpart is Salus.
  2. (astronomy) Short for 10 Hygiea, the fourth-largest known asteroid.

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Last modified on 2 March 2014, at 00:50