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Charon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Charontidae – certain whip spiders in the family.

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EnglishEdit

 
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Image taken of Charon in July 2015

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Χάρων (Khárōn). The name of the moon was coined by American astronomer James W. Christy in 1978, in reference to a fictional moon of Pluto in a novel by Edmond Hamilton but also influenced by its similarity to Char, a pet name for Charlene, his wife's name — hence the alternative American pronunciation, which is used at NASA.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɛəɹɒn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɛəɹən/ (Greek mythology)
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈʃɛəɹɑn/, /ˈkɛəɹɑn/, /ˈʃɛəɹən/, /ˈkɛəɹən/ (astronomy)
  • Hyphenation: Char‧on

Proper nounEdit

Charon

  1. (Greek mythology) The ferryman of Hades, who rowed the shades of the dead across the river Styx.
  2. (astronomy) The largest of the five moons of Pluto.

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NounEdit

Charon (plural Charons)

  1. (poetic) Any ferryman.

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CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Χάρων (Khárōn).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈxaron]
  • Rhymes: -aron
  • Hyphenation: Cha‧ron

Proper nounEdit

Charon m

  1. (astronomy, inanimate) Charon (moon of Pluto) [since 1985]
    • 1989, Jiří Grygar; Vladimír Železný, Okna vesmíru dokořán, Praha: Naše vojsko, →ISBN, page 107:
      [] Charon „visí“ trvale nad určitým místem povrchu Pluta podobně jako geostacionární umělé družice Země nad pozemskou stanicí.
      [] Charon "hangs" above a certain point of the Pluto's surface in a similar way as geostationary artificial satellites of the Earth above a terrestrial station.
  2. (Greek mythology, animate) Alternative spelling of Charón (the ferryman of Hades)
    • 1892, Jan Blokša, “Dante Alighieri a Vergilius Maro”, in Hlídka[1], volume 9, page 318:
      Charon uviděv Aeneáše ozbrojeného připomněl si Heraklea, který též tak přišel a násilně si v podsvětí počínal, []
      Charon having seen armed Aeneas remembered Herakles, who had also come in such a way and behaved violently in the underworld, []

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masculine inanimate
masculine animate

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See alsoEdit

Solar System in Czech · sluneční soustava (layout · text)
Star Slunce
Planets and
most likely
dwarf planets
Merkur Venuše Země Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uran Neptun {{{Orcus}}} Pluto {{{Salacia}}} Haumea {{{Quaoar}}} Makemake {{{Gonggong}}} Eris {{{Sedna}}}
Notable
moons
Měsíc Phobos/Fobos
Deimos
Io
Europa
Ganymed
Callisto
Mimas
Enceladus
Tethys
Dione
Rhea
Titan
Iapetus

Miranda
Ariel
Umbriel
Titania
Oberon
Triton {{{Vanth}}} Charon
Styx
Nix
Kerberos
Hydra
{{{Actaea}}} Namaka
Hiʻiaka
{{{Weywot}}} (MK2) {{{Xiangliu}}} Dysnomia

Further readingEdit

  • Charon in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu