Cetus

noun

Ce·​tus ˈsē-təs How to pronounce Cetus (audio)
: an equatorial constellation south of Pisces and Aries

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Ceti), literally, whale

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cetus was in 1675

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“Cetus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cetus. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Cetus

noun

Ce·​tus ˈsēt-əs How to pronounce Cetus (audio)
: a group of stars seen above the equator and south of Pisces and Aries
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