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Perseus

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noun Per·seus \ˈpər-ˌsüs, -sē-əs\

Definition of Perseus

  1. 1 :  a son of Zeus and Danaë and slayer of Medusa

  2. 2 [Latin (genitive Persei), from Greek] :  a northern constellation between Taurus and Cassiopeia



Origin of perseus

Latin, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century


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