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Neptune astronomical symbol
 
Neptune astronomical symbol (alternate)

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From Middle English Neptunus, a borrowing from Latin Neptūnus, from Proto-Indo-European *nébʰ-tu-s (to become damp, cloudy) (source of Ancient Greek νέφος (néphos), Sanskrit नभस् (nábhas), etc.), with the sense of "wet, moist." Puhvel, however, connects it with Proto-Italic *nepōts from Proto-Indo-European *népōts by analogy to Portūnus, cognate with Vedic Apām Napāt and Avestan Apąm Napāt, Child (cf: neve, nephew) of the Water as part of an Indo-European 'Fire in the Water' myth.

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Neptune

  1. The eighth planet in our solar system, represented in astronomy and astrology by .
  2. (Roman mythology) The god of the ocean and of earthquakes. The same as Poseidon in Greek mythology.
  3. An unincorporated community in West Virginia.
  4. An unincorporated community in Wisconsin.

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From Latin Neptūnus.

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Neptune m

  1. Neptune (planet)
  2. Neptune (Roman god of the sea)