Cepheus

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English[edit]

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The constellation Cepheus amid other northern constellations

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Κηφεύς (Kēpheús)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsiːfi.əs/, /ˈsiːfjuːs/

Proper noun[edit]

Cepheus

  1. (Greek mythology) Husband of Cassiopeia, king of Eritrea, father of Andromeda. There may be two mythical kings by this name.
  2. (astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky, located between Draco and Cassiopeia and representing the king Cepheus from Greek myth.

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Proper noun[edit]

Cepheus m

  1. (astronomy) Cepheus

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Ancient Greek Κηφεύς (Kēpheús).

Proper noun[edit]

Cēpheus m (genitive Cēpheī); second declension

  1. (mythology) Cepheus (a king of Ethiopia, husband of Cassiopeia, father of Andromeda)

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular
nominative Cēpheus
genitive Cēpheī
dative Cēpheō
accusative Cēpheum
ablative Cēpheō
vocative Cēphee

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Adjective[edit]

Cēphēus (feminine Cēphēa, neuter Cēphēum); first/second declension

  1. of Cepheus, Ethiopian

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative Cēphēus Cēphēa Cēphēum Cēphēī Cēphēae Cēphēa
genitive Cēphēī Cēphēae Cēphēī Cēphēōrum Cēphēārum Cēphēōrum
dative Cēphēō Cēphēō Cēphēīs
accusative Cēphēum Cēphēam Cēphēum Cēphēōs Cēphēās Cēphēa
ablative Cēphēō Cēphēā Cēphēō Cēphēīs
vocative Cēphēe Cēphēa Cēphēum Cēphēī Cēphēae Cēphēa

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