An ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria. It was the site of a great temple honoring Serapis.
A star, 650 light years from Earth, in the constellation Carina. It is the second-brightest star in the sky.
(place, proper) A supergiant, binary, variable star in the constellation Carina, the second brightest star: magnitude, –0.62
(place) Seaport in ancient Egypt, near the mouth of the Nile.
Origin of canopus
- Latin Canōpus from Greek kanōpos perhaps of Egyptian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin Canōpus, from Ancient Greek Κάνωπος (Kanōpos, “Kanopos”)