- Class. Myth. a hunter whom Diana loves but accidentally kills
- Astron. an equatorial constellation between Taurus and Lepus, containing the bright stars Rigel and Betelgeuse
Origin of OrionMiddle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek ?ri?n
- Greek Mythology A giant hunter, pursuer of the Pleiades and lover of Eos, killed by Artemis.
- A constellation in the celestial equator near Gemini and Taurus, containing the stars Betelgeuse and Rigel.
Origin of OrionMiddle English Orioun, from Latin &Omacron;r&imacron;&omacron;n, from Greek.