Perseus

noun
Per·​seus | \ ˈpər-ˌsüs How to pronounce Perseus (audio) , -sē-əs How to pronounce Perseus (audio) \

Definition of Perseus

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

First Known Use of Perseus

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Perseus

Latin, from Greek

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“Perseus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Perseus. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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