Canopus meaning

kə-nōpəs
An ancient city of northern Egypt east of Alexandria. It was the site of a great temple honoring Serapis.
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A star, 650 light years from Earth, in the constellation Carina. It is the second-brightest star in the sky.
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(place, proper) A supergiant, binary, variable star in the constellation Carina, the second brightest star: magnitude, –0.62
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(place) Seaport in ancient Egypt, near the mouth of the Nile.
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(astronomy) A yellowish-white supergiant star in the constellation Carina; Alpha (α) Carinae. It is the second brightest star in the night sky.
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(Greek mythology) The pilot of King Menelaus's ship in the Iliad.
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An ancient city in northern Egypt, known for extravagance.
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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”)

    From Wiktionary