Cassiopeia meaning

kăsē-ə-pēə
A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Cepheus.
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(Greek mythology) Proud wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda, queen of Eritrea. When she boasted that her beauty was equal to that of the Nereids, she was punished by Poseidon.
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A W-shaped constellation in the Northern Hemisphere between Andromeda and Cepheus.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda.
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(place, proper) A N constellation between Andromeda and Cepheus.
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(astronomy) A circumpolar constellation of the northern sky representing Queen Cassiopeia from Greek myth. The constellation lies between Cepheus and Perseus.
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Origin of cassiopeia

  • Latin Cassiepīa, Cassiopēa from Greek Kassiepeia Cassiopeia, daughter of Cepheus and Andromeda, who was changed into a constellation

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

  • From Latin Cassiopēia, from Ancient Greek Κασσιόπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιόπη.

    From Wiktionary