Cassiopeia

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From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiópeia) or Κασσιόπη.

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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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Proper noun[edit]

Cassiopeia f

  1. (astronomy) Cassiopeia

Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiópeia) or Κασσιόπη (Kassiópē).

Proper noun[edit]

Cassiopēia f (genitive Cassiopēiae); first declension

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