Cygnus meaning

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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lacerta and Lyra, containing the star Deneb.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) A king of the Ligurians who is changed into a swan.
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(place, proper) A N constellation in the Milky Way near Lyra, containing the bright star Deneb; the Northern Cross; the Cross; the Swan.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cepheus and Lyra. Cygnus (the Swan, or the Northern Cross) contains the bright star Deneb.
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(astronomy) A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a swan. It includes the triple star system HD 188753 and the stars Deneb and Albireo.
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(Greek mythology) A king of the Ligurians and relative of Phaeton who was transformed into a swan and placed in the sky as a constellation.
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Origin of cygnus

  • Latin cygnus swan cygnet

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

  • Latin cygnus (“swan”), from Ancient Greek κύκνος (kyknos, “swan”)

    From Wiktionary