Hes·​per·​us ˈhe-sp(ə-)rəs How to pronounce Hesperus (audio)

Examples of Hesperus in a Sentence

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Word History


Middle English, from Latin, from Greek Hesperos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hesperus was in the 14th century

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“Hesperus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hesperus. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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