Phosphorus

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From Latinised Greek Phosphorus, from Ancient Greek Φωσφόρος (Phōsphóros, the bearer of light), from φῶς (phôs, light) + φέρω (phérō, I bear, carry).

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Phosphorus

  1. A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
    Synonym: Hesperus
  2. An Ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).
    Synonyms: morning star, Eosphorus, Lucifer
    Antonyms: evening star, Hesperus

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