Pleiades

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Pleiades, from Ancient Greek Πλειάδες (Pleiades).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈplaɪədiːz/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpliːədiːz/, /ˈpleɪədiːz/

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Pleiades

  1. (Greek mythology) The "seven sisters", companions of Artemis and daughters of the Titan Atlas and the sea-nymph Pleione.
  2. (astronomy) An open cluster of hot blue stars in the constellation Taurus, and the most easily visible such cluster from Earth.

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