a binary, variable star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky; Dog Star: magnitude, ?1.44
Origin of SiriusMiddle English from Classical Latin from Classical Greek Seirios, literally , scorcher: so named by the ancients because it rises and sets with the sun during the hottest part of the year
A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth. Also called Dog Star . Also called Sothis .
Origin of SiriusLatin Sīrius from Greek Seirios from seirios burning