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Sirius

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Sīrius, from Ancient Greek Σείριος (Seirios)

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Sirius

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Sirius

  1. (astronomy) A bluish-white star in the constellation Canis Major; Alpha (α) Canis Majoris. A vertex of the Winter Triangle and the brightest star in the night sky. It is actually a binary star with a white dwarf companion star.

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek Σείριος (Seirios) < σείριος (scorching, destructive)

Proper noun

Sīrius (genitive Sīriī); m, second declension

  1. (astronomy) Sirius

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