Cassiopeia

noun

Cas·​si·​o·​pe·​ia ˌka-sē-ə-ˈpē-ə How to pronounce Cassiopeia (audio)
1
: the wife of King Cepheus who gives birth to Andromeda and is later changed into a constellation
2
[Latin (genitive Cassiopeiae), from Greek Kassiopeia] : a northern constellation between Andromeda and Cepheus

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cassiopeia was in 1596

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“Cassiopeia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cassiopeia. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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Cassiopeia

noun
Cas·​si·​o·​pe·​ia ˌkas-ē-ə-ˈpē-(y)ə How to pronounce Cassiopeia (audio)
: a northern group of stars between Andromeda and Cepheus

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