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Perseus

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Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] from the Ancient Greek Περσέως (Perseos) and Περσεύς (Perseus).

Proper noun

Singular
Perseus

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Perseus

  1. (Greek mythology) The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae.
  2. (astronomy) An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib and Algol.
  3. The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon.

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Proper noun

Perseus (stem Perseu-*)

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

Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Περσέως (Perseos).

Proper noun

Pērseus m. [[Category:Template:lang:la proper nouns|Perseus]]

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

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