Perseus definition

pûrsē-əs, -syo͝os
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
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(gr. myth., person, proper) The son of Zeus and Danae, and slayer of Medusa: he marries Andromeda after rescuing her from a sea monster.
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(place, proper) A N constellation between Andromeda and Auriga, containing the variable star Algol.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
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(greek mythology) The son of Danaë and Zeus and husband of Andromeda who killed the Gorgon Medusa.
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Origin of perseus

  • Latin from Greek

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