Cygnus

noun

Cyg·​nus ˈsig-nəs How to pronounce Cygnus (audio)
: a northern constellation between Lyra and Pegasus in the Milky Way

Word History

Etymology

Latin (genitive Cygni), literally, swan

First Known Use

1551, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cygnus was in 1551

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Cite this Entry

“Cygnus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cygnus. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

Cygnus

noun
Cyg·​nus ˈsig-nəs How to pronounce Cygnus (audio)
: a northern group of stars near Pegasus in the Milky Way
Etymology

from Latin cygnus, literally, "swan"

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