Orion

noun
Ori·​on | \ ə-ˈrī-ən How to pronounce Orion (audio) , ȯ- \

Definition of Orion

1 [Latin (genitive Orionis)] : a constellation on the equator east of Taurus represented on charts by the figure of a hunter with belt and sword
2 : a giant hunter slain by Artemis in Greek mythology

First Known Use of Orion

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Orion

Latin, from Greek Ōriōn

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“Orion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orion. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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