Cygnus

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Latin cygnus (swan), from Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos, swan)

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Cygnus m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the subfamily Anserinaeswans.

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  • Some of the swans, notably the North American trumpeter swan and tundra swan were earlier classified to the genus Olor, but they are now regarded as belonging to Cygnus.

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Etymology[edit]

Latin cygnus (swan), from Ancient Greek κύκνος (kúknos, swan)

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Cygnus

  1. (astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a swan. It includes the triple star system HD 188753 and the stars Deneb and Albireo.
  2. (Greek mythology) A king of the Ligurians and relative of Phaeton who was transformed into a swan and placed in the sky as a constellation.

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