See also: Orión, Órion, and Ōrīōn

EnglishEdit

 
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The constellation Orion

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Ancient Greek Ὠρίων (Ōríōn), speculatively from Akkadian 𒌋𒊒𒀭𒈾 (Uru-anna, heaven's light), though without any firm evidence.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪ.ən/, /ɒˈɹaɪ.ən/, /əʊˈɹaɪ.ən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪ.ən/, /oʊˈɹaɪ.ən/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪən

Proper nounEdit

Orion (plural Orions)

  1. (Greek mythology) A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.
  2. (astronomy) A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
  3. A surname.
  4. A male given name from Ancient Greek of modern usage.
    • 1980 Wright Morris, Plains Song, for Female Voices, Harper&Row, →ISBN, page 113:
      In Madge's judgment, her Uncle Orion had suffered most of his life from the name he'd been given, requiring that people ask him to repeat it and boys his own age make fun of it.
  5. A female given name.
  6. Place names:
    1. A locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.
    2. A hamlet in the Municipal District of County of Forty Mile No. 8, Alberta, Canada.
    3. A commune of the Pyrenées-Atlantiques department, France.
    4. A municipality of Bataan, Philippines.
    5. An unincorporated community in Pike County, Alabama, United States, also known as Prospect Ridge.
    6. A ghost town in Kings County, California, United States.
    7. A village in Henry County, Illinois, United States.
    8. A town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States.

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Proper nounEdit

Orion m

  1. (astronomy) Orion

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Ὠρῑ́ων (Ōrī́ōn)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈorion/, [ˈo̞rio̞n]
  • Rhymes: -orion
  • Syllabification(key): O‧ri‧on

Proper nounEdit

Orion

  1. (Greek mythology) Orion.
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Orion.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Orion (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Orion
genitive Orionin
partitive Orionia
illative Orioniin
singular plural
nominative Orion
accusative nom. Orion
gen. Orionin
genitive Orionin
partitive Orionia
inessive Orionissa
elative Orionista
illative Orioniin
adessive Orionilla
ablative Orionilta
allative Orionille
essive Orionina
translative Orioniksi
instructive
abessive Orionitta
comitative
Possessive forms of Orion (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person Orionini Orionimme
2nd person Orionisi Orioninne
3rd person Orioninsa

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Orion

  1. Rōmaji transcription of オリオン

LatinEdit

 Orion on Latin Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ὠρῑ́ων (Ōrī́ōn).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

Ōrīōn m sg (genitive Ōrīōnis); third declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Orion.
  2. (astronomy) The constellation Orion.

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ōrīōn
Genitive Ōrīōnis
Dative Ōrīōnī
Accusative Ōrīōnem
Ablative Ōrīōne
Vocative Ōrīōn

ReferencesEdit

  • Orion”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Orion”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Orion in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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Proper nounEdit

Orion m

  1. (Greek mythology) Orion (a giant-hunter)
  2. (astronomy) Orion (a constellation)