Copernicus

biographical name
Co·​per·​ni·​cus | \ kō-ˈpər-ni-kəs How to pronounce Copernicus (audio) \

Definition of Copernicus

Nicolaus Polish Mikołaj Kopernik \ kȯ-​ˈper-​nēk How to pronounce kȯ-ˈper-nēk (audio)\ or Niklas Koppernigk \ ˈkä-​pər-​ˌnik How to pronounce ˈkä-pər-ˌnik (audio)\ 1473–1543 Polish astronomer

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