(astronomy) Short for 10 Hygiea, the fourth-largest known asteroid.
Origin of hygieia
From Ancient Greek Ὑγίεια (Hugieia, literally “health, hygiene”), from LatinHygēa, Hygīa, from Ancient Greek Ὑγιεία (Hugieia), Ὑγεία (Hugeia).
Hygieia Sentence Examples
Hygieia, goddess of health, passed for his daughter, and is commonly identified with the woman in Greek art who feeds a serpent out of a saucer.
3 In Egypt, he superseded the sage Imhotep at Memphis, and at the temple sacred to Aesculapius and Hygieia at Ptolemais the money-box has been found with the upper part in the form of a great snake .4 Finally among the Phoenicians he was identified with Eshmun, an earlier god of healing, who in turn was already closely associated with Dionysus and with Caelestis-Astarte.'
Here the special attribute of the goddess appears to be health; and in later times she was identified with the Greek goddess of health, Hygieia.