Cepheus

noun
Ce·pheus | \ˈsē-ˌfyüs; ˈsē-fē-əs, ˈse- \

Definition of Cepheus 

: a constellation between Cygnus and the north pole

First Known Use of Cepheus

1563, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cepheus

Latin (genitive Cephei), from Greek Kēpheus

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