Orion

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from Greek Ōriōn

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Orion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orion. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

Orion

noun

Ori·​on ə-ˈrī-ən How to pronounce Orion (audio)
ȯ-
: a group of stars on the equator east of Taurus represented on charts by the figure of a hunter with belt and sword
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