Orion

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Ancient Greek Ὠρίων (Ōríōn), from Akkadian 𒌋𒊒𒀭𒈾 (Uru-anna, heaven's light).

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Orion

  1. (Greek mythology) A giant-hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, and killed by Artemis.
  2. (astronomy) A constellation on the celestial equator close to Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
  3. A male given name of modern usage.
    • 1980 Wright Morris, Plains Song, for Female Voices, Harper&Row, ISBN 0060130474, page 113:
      In Madge's judgment, her Uncle Orion had suffered most of his life from the name he'd been given, requiring that people ask him to repeat it and boys his own age make fun of it.
  4. A ghost hamlet in Alberta, Canada
  5. A ghost town in California
  6. A commune in France
  7. A village in Illinois
  8. A municipality in Bataan, the Philippines
  9. A town in Wisconsin

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Proper noun[edit]

Orion m

  1. (astronomy) Orion

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Orion

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

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ὠρίων (Ōríōn).

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Ōrīōn m (genitive Ōrīōnis); third declension

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

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Orion m

  1. (Greek mythology) Orion (in mythology)
  2. (astronomy) Orion (constellation)