- Gr. Myth. the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda
- a N constellation between Andromeda and Cepheus
Origin of CassiopeiaClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Kassiopeia
A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Andromeda and Cepheus.
Origin of CassiopeiaLatin Cassiep&imacron;a, Cassiop&emacron;a, from Greek Kassiepeia, Cassiopeia, daughter of Cepheus and Andromeda, who was changed into a constellation.
- (Greek mythology) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
- (astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.
From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιόπη.