Alcyone[al sī′ə nē′]
the brightest star in the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 2.96
Origin of AlcyoneClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Alkyonē, daughter of Aeolus
- Greek Mythology The daughter of Aeolus who, in grief over the death of her husband Ceyx, threw herself into the sea and was changed into a kingfisher.
- Greek Mythology A nymph, one of the Pleiades.
- Astronomy The brightest star in the Pleiades.
Origin of AlcyoneLatin, from Greek Alkuonē, from alkuōn, kingfisher.