Cassiopeia

noun
Cas·​si·​o·​pe·​ia | \ ˌka-sē-ə-ˈpē-ə How to pronounce Cassiopeia (audio) \

Definition of Cassiopeia

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

First Known Use of Cassiopeia

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Cassiopeia

Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia

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Cite this Entry

“Cassiopeia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cassiopeia. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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