Orion

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See also: Orión, Órion, and Ōrīōn

English[edit]

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The constellation Orion

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Orioun, from Latin Ōrīōn, from Ancient Greek Ὠρίων (Ōríōn), speculatively from Akkadian 𒌋𒊒𒀭𒈾 (Uru-anna, heaven's light), though without any firm evidence.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪ.ən/, /ɒˈɹaɪ.ən/, /əʊˈɹaɪ.ən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈɹaɪ.ən/, /oʊˈɹaɪ.ən/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪən

Proper noun[edit]

Orion (plural Orions)

  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 surname.
  4. A male given name from Ancient Greek of modern usage.
    • 1980, Wright Morris, Plains Song, for Female Voices, Harper&Row, →ISBN, 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.
  5. A female given name.
  6. Place names:
    1. A locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.
    2. A hamlet in the Municipal District of County of Forty Mile No. 8, Alberta, Canada.
    3. A commune of the Pyrenées-Atlantiques department, France.
    4. A municipality of Bataan, Philippines.
    5. An unincorporated community in Pike County, Alabama, United States, also known as Prospect Ridge.
    6. A ghost town in Kings County, California, United States.
    7. A village in Henry County, Illinois, United States.
    8. A town in Richland County, Wisconsin, United States.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Orion m

  1. (astronomy) Orion

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek Ὠρῑ́ων (Ōrī́ōn)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈorion/, [ˈo̞rio̞n]
  • Rhymes: -orion
  • Syllabification(key): O‧ri‧on

Proper noun[edit]

Orion

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Orion (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Orion
genitive Orionin
partitive Orionia
illative Orioniin
singular plural
nominative Orion
accusative nom. Orion
gen. Orionin
genitive Orionin
partitive Orionia
inessive Orionissa
elative Orionista
illative Orioniin
adessive Orionilla
ablative Orionilta
allative Orionille
essive Orionina
translative Orioniksi
abessive Orionitta
instructive
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of Orion (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Orionini
accusative nom. Orionini
gen. Orionini
genitive Orionini
partitive Orioniani
inessive Orionissani
elative Orionistani
illative Orioniini
adessive Orionillani
ablative Orioniltani
allative Orionilleni
essive Orioninani
translative Orionikseni
abessive Orionittani
instructive
comitative
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative Orionisi
accusative nom. Orionisi
gen. Orionisi
genitive Orionisi
partitive Orioniasi
inessive Orionissasi
elative Orionistasi
illative Orioniisi
adessive Orionillasi
ablative Orioniltasi
allative Orionillesi
essive Orioninasi
translative Orioniksesi
abessive Orionittasi
instructive
comitative
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Orionimme
accusative nom. Orionimme
gen. Orionimme
genitive Orionimme
partitive Orioniamme
inessive Orionissamme
elative Orionistamme
illative Orioniimme
adessive Orionillamme
ablative Orioniltamme
allative Orionillemme
essive Orioninamme
translative Orioniksemme
abessive Orionittamme
instructive
comitative
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative Orioninne
accusative nom. Orioninne
gen. Orioninne
genitive Orioninne
partitive Orionianne
inessive Orionissanne
elative Orionistanne
illative Orioniinne
adessive Orionillanne
ablative Orioniltanne
allative Orionillenne
essive Orioninanne
translative Orioniksenne
abessive Orionittanne
instructive
comitative
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative Orioninsa
accusative nom. Orioninsa
gen. Orioninsa
genitive Orioninsa
partitive Orioniaan
Orioniansa
inessive Orionissaan
Orionissansa
elative Orionistaan
Orionistansa
illative Orioniinsa
adessive Orionillaan
Orionillansa
ablative Orioniltaan
Orioniltansa
allative Orionilleen
Orionillensa
essive Orioninaan
Orioninansa
translative Orionikseen
Orioniksensa
abessive Orionittaan
Orionittansa
instructive
comitative

Anagrams[edit]

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Orion

  1. Rōmaji transcription of オリオン

Latin[edit]

 Orion on Latin Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ὠρῑ́ων (Ōrī́ōn).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Ōrīōn m sg (genitive Ōrīōnis); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Ōrīōn
Genitive Ōrīōnis
Dative Ōrīōnī
Accusative Ōrīōnem
Ablative Ōrīōne
Vocative Ōrīōn

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: Orioun (learned)
  • Portuguese: Orion (learned)

References[edit]

  • Orion”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Orion”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • Orion in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

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Alternative forms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Orion m

  1. (Greek mythology) Orion (a giant-hunter)
  2. (astronomy) Orion (a constellation)