Del·​phi·​nus del-ˈfī-nəs How to pronounce Delphinus (audio) -ˈfē- How to pronounce Delphinus (audio)
: a northern constellation nearly west of Pegasus

Word History


Latin (genitive Delphini), literally, dolphin, from Greek delphin-, delphis

First Known Use

1854, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Delphinus was in 1854

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Cite this Entry

“Delphinus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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