noun Cas·si·o·pe·ia \ˌka-sē-ə-ˈpē-ə\

Definition of Cassiopeia

  1. 1 :  the wife of King Cepheus who gives birth to Andromeda and is later changed into a constellation

  2. 2 [Latin (genitive Cassiopeiae), from Greek Kassiopeia] :  a northern constellation between Andromeda and Cepheus

Origin and Etymology of cassiopeia

Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia

First Known Use: 1596

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