Charon

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Translingual[edit]

Charontidae - Charon grayi.jpg

Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Charon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Charontidae – certain whip spiders in the family.

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English[edit]

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English Wikipedia has an article on:
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Image taken of Charon in July 2015

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χάρων (Khárōn). James W. Christy, who discovered this moon, was influenced in selecting the name by its similarity to Char, a pet name for Charlene, his wife's name — hence the alternative American pronunciation, which is used at NASA.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɛəɹɒn/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈkɛəɹən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Char‧on

Proper noun[edit]

Charon

  1. (Greek mythology) The ferryman of Hades, who rowed the shades of the dead across the river Styx.
  2. (astronomy) The largest of the five moons of Pluto.

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Noun[edit]

Charon (plural Charons)

  1. (poetic) Any ferryman.

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Χάρων (Khárōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈxaron]
  • Rhymes: -aron
  • Hyphenation: Cha‧ron

Proper noun[edit]

Charon m

  1. (astronomy, inanimate) Charon (moon of Pluto) [since 1985]
    • 1989, Jiří Grygar; Vladimír Železný, Okna vesmíru dokořán, Praha: Naše vojsko, →ISBN, page 107:
      [] Charon „visí“ trvale nad určitým místem povrchu Pluta podobně jako geostacionární umělé družice Země nad pozemskou stanicí.
      [] Charon "hangs" above a certain point of the Pluto's surface in a similar way as geostationary artificial satellites of the Earth above a terrestrial station.
  2. (Greek mythology, animate) Alternative spelling of Charón (the ferryman of Hades)
    • 1892, Jan Blokša, “Dante Alighieri a Vergilius Maro”, in Hlídka[1], volume 9, page 318:
      Charon uviděv Aeneáše ozbrojeného připomněl si Heraklea, který též tak přišel a násilně si v podsvětí počínal, []
      Charon having seen armed Aeneas remembered Herakles, who had also come in such a way and behaved violently in the underworld, []

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masculine inanimate
masculine animate

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See also[edit]

Solar System in in Czech · sluneční soustava (layout · text)
Star Slunce
Planets and dwarf planets Merkur Venuše Země Mars Ceres Jupiter Saturn Uran Neptun Pluto Haumea Makemake Eris
Notable moons Měsíc Phobos/Fobos
Deimos
Ganymed
Callisto
Io
Europa
Titan
Rhea
Iapetus
Dione
Tethys
Enceladus
Mimas
Titania
Oberon
Umbriel
Ariel
Miranda
Triton Charon
Hydra
Nix
Kerberos
Styx
Hiʻiaka
Namaka
Dysnomia

Further reading[edit]

  • Charon in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu