Grus meaning

grŭs, gro͝os
A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Indus and Phoenix.
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(place, proper) A S constellation between Piscis Austrinus and Indus.
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(astronomy) A spring constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crane. It contains the star Alnair and lies south of the constellation Piscis Austrinis.
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Origin of grus

  • Latin grūs crane gerə-2 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Named by Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman between 1595 and 1597. From Latin grūs (“a crane (bird)”), originally from Proto-Indo-European *gerh₂- (“to cry hoarsely”).

    From Wiktionary