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Cassiopeia

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Etymology

From the constellation Cassiopeia, which is upside-down for half the year because of its proximity to the pole star.

Proper noun

Cassiopeia

  1. (zoology): A taxonomic genus of the "upside-down" jellyfish. The species name is Cassiopeia andromeda.

English

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Cassiopēia < Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιόπη.

Proper noun

Singular
Cassiopeia

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Cassiopeia

  1. (Greek mythology) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
  2. (astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.

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Latin

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Etymology

From Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιόπη.

Proper noun

Cassiopēia (genitive Cassiopēiae); f, first declension

  1. (Greek mythology) Cassiopeia (wife of Cepheus).

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