Hesperus definition

hĕspər-əs
The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.
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The planet Venus when observed as an evening star.
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(place, proper, literary) The evening star, esp. Venus.
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Origin of hesperus

  • Middle English from Latin from Greek hesperos Hesperian

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

  • From Latin hesperus, from Ancient Greek ἕσπερος (hesperos), originally an adjective ‘western’.

    From Wiktionary