Cepheus

noun

Ce·​pheus ˈsē-ˌfyüs How to pronounce Cepheus (audio)
ˈsē-fē-əs,
ˈse- How to pronounce Cepheus (audio)
: a constellation between Cygnus and the north pole

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Cephei), from Greek Kēpheus

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cepheus was in 1563

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“Cepheus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cepheus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Cepheus

noun
: a group of stars between Cygnus and the north pole
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