Perseus

noun

1
: a son of Zeus and Danaë and slayer of Medusa
2
[Latin (genitive Persei), from Greek] : a northern constellation between Taurus and Cassiopeia

Word History

Etymology

Latin, borrowed from Greek Perseús

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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Cite this Entry

“Perseus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perseus. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Perseus

noun
: a northern group of stars between Taurus and Cassiopeia
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