Eridanus meaning

ĭ-rĭdn-əs
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus.
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(place, proper) A long S constellation extending from the celestial equator to Hydrus and including the bright star Achernar.
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(astronomy) A large winter constellation of the northern sky. It lies near Orion and Cetus.
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(Greek mythology) A mythical river of northern Europe, rich in amber.
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Origin of eridanus

  • Greek Ēridanos mythical river associated with the myth of Phaeton

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

  • From Latin Eridanus, from Ancient Greek Ἠριδανός (Ēridanos).

    From Wiktionary