Cassiopeia

noun Cas·si·o·pe·ia \ ˌka-sē-ə-ˈpē-ə \

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

Origin and Etymology of cassiopeia

Latin, from Greek Kassiopeia


Learn More about cassiopeia


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Cassiopeia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!