Procyon

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek πρό (pró, in place of) + κύων (kúōn, dog)

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Procyon m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Procyonidae – the raccoons.

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Procyon in constellation Canis Minor

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Procyōn, from Ancient Greek Προκύων (Prokúōn), from πρό (pró, before) +‎ κύων (kúōn, dog), in reference to it preceding the "Dog Star" Sirius.

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Procyon

  1. (astronomy) A star in the constellation Canis Minor; Alpha (α) Canis Minoris. The eighth brightest star in the night sky.

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Προκύων (Prokúōn), from πρό (pró, before) + κύων (kúōn, dog), in reference to it preceding the "Dog Star" Sirius.

Proper noun[edit]

Procyōn m (genitive Procyōnis); third declension

  1. (astronomy) Canis Minor

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