Alcyone meaning

ăl-sīə-nē
(place, proper) The brightest star in the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 2.96
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(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.
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(greek mythology) A nymph, one of the Pleiades.
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(astronomy) The brightest star in the Pleiades.
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Origin of alcyone

  • Latin from Greek Alkuonē from alkuōn kingfisher

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition