Andromeda

TranslingualEdit

 
A comparison of the mythological Andromeda to a small plant (Andromeda polifolia) from which its name would be derived, by Carl Linnaeus, 1732.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Andromeda, borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda, ruler of men)

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda f

  1. Pieris.
  2. A taxonomic genus within the family Ericaceae – bog rosemary.

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EnglishEdit

 
Andromeda Chained to the Rock by the Nereids, by Théodore Chassériau, 1840.
 
Map of the Andromeda constellation.
 
The Andromeda galaxy in infrared light.

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Andromeda, itself a borrowing from Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda), Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē).

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Andromeda

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Eritrea, rescued from her sacrifice to the sea monster Cetus by Perseus, who married her; mother of Perses, ancient king of Persia.
  2. (astronomy) A constellation of the northern sky representing the "chained woman" Andromeda in Greek mythology, which is surrounded by the constellations of Cassiopeia, Perseus, and Pegasus, among others.
  3. (astronomy) The nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way, located within the Andromeda constellation (see Andromeda Galaxy); M31.
    • 2018 July 23, Hannah Devlin, “Discovered: Milky Way's long-lost galactic sibling”, in The Guardian:
      The Milky Way once had a massive galactic sibling that was shredded and consumed by our closest neighbour, Andromeda, scientists have discovered.
    • 2008, Roger Reid, Space (novel), Montgomery, AL: Junebug Books, page 41:
      Andromeda is a large, spiral galaxy like the Milky Way. It's between two and three million light years away. On a clear night in a dark place, you can see Andromeda with the naked eye.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Andromeda.

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Derived termsEdit

  • (constellation): And (abbreviated form), Andromedae (Latin genitive form)

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DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin Andromeda, from Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑnˈdroː.meː.daː/
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  • Hyphenation: An‧dro‧me‧da

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda f

  1. (astronomy) Andromeda
  2. (Greek mythology) Andromeda

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FinnishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑndromedɑ/, [ˈɑndro̞ˌme̞dɑ]
  • Rhymes: -edɑ
  • Syllabification: And‧ro‧me‧da

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda

  1. (Greek mythology) Andromeda
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Andromeda.
  3. (astronomy) The Andromeda.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Andromeda (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Andromeda
genitive Andromedan
partitive Andromedaa
illative Andromedaan
singular plural
nominative Andromeda
accusative nom. Andromeda
gen. Andromedan
genitive Andromedan
partitive Andromedaa
inessive Andromedassa
elative Andromedasta
illative Andromedaan
adessive Andromedalla
ablative Andromedalta
allative Andromedalle
essive Andromedana
translative Andromedaksi
instructive
abessive Andromedatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Andromeda (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Andromedani Andromedamme
2nd person Andromedasi Andromedanne
3rd person Andromedansa

ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδη (Andromédē).

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda m

  1. (Greek mythology) Andromeda

LatinEdit

 
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Perseus and Andromeda, fresco, 1st century C.E..

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek Ἀνδρομέδα (Androméda).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda f sg (genitive Andromedae); first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Andromeda (a daughter of the Ethiopian king Cepheus and Cassiopeia)

DeclensionEdit

First-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Andromeda
Genitive Andromedae
Dative Andromedae
Accusative Andromedam
Ablative Andromedā
Vocative Andromeda

PortugueseEdit

Proper nounEdit

Andromeda f

  1. Archaic spelling of Andrômeda.

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /andrǒmeda/
  • Hyphenation: An‧dro‧me‧da

Proper nounEdit

Andròmeda f (Cyrillic spelling Андро̀меда)

  1. (Greek mythology) Andromeda
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Andromeda.
  3. (astronomy) The Andromeda.