Hyades meaning

hīə-dēz
(gr. myth., proper) Daughters of Atlas, placed in the sky by Zeus: as stars they were thought to be bringers of rain.
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(greek mythology) The five daughters of Atlas and sisters of the Pleiades, placed by Zeus among the stars.
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A cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, the five brightest of which form a V, supposed by ancient astronomers to indicate rain when they rose with the sun.
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(astron., place, proper) An open cluster of more than 200 stars in the constellation Taurus, whose five brightest members form a V near Aldebaran.
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(Greek mythology) Daughters of the Titan Atlas and sisters of the Pleiades.
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(astronomy) An open cluster of stars in the constellation Taurus, and the nearest visible such cluster to Earth.
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Origin of hyades

  • Latin from Greek Huades probably from hūs pig sū- in Indo-European roots

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