Canopus

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin Canōpus, from Ancient Greek Κάνωπος (Kánōpos, Kanopos)

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Proper noun[edit]

Canopus

  1. (astronomy) A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (α) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
  2. (Greek mythology) The pilot of King Menelaus's ship in the Iliad.
  3. An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Κάνωπος (Kánōpos, Kanopos)

Proper noun[edit]

Canōpus m (genitive Canōpī); second declension

  1. The star Canopus
  2. A luxury town in northern Egypt
  3. (by extension, poetic) Lower Egypt

Declension[edit]

Second declension, with locative.

Case Singular
nominative Canōpus
genitive Canōpī
dative Canōpō
accusative Canōpum
ablative Canōpō
vocative Canōpe
locative Canōpī

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