Pollux meaning

pŏləks
One of the Dioscuri.
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A double star in the constellation Gemini, approximately 33 light years from Earth and of roughly equal brightness with Castor.
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(class. myth., person, proper) The immortal twin of Castor.
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(place, proper) A giant, orange, variable star, actually the brightest star in the constellation Gemini although it is considered the twin of Castor: magnitude, 1.16
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A bright giant star in the constellation Gemini, with an apparent magnitude of 1.15. Scientific name: Beta Geminorum.
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(mineralogy) A variety of petalite always found with castor.
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(astronomy) A star in the constellation Gemini; beta (β) Geminorum.
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(Greek mythology) One of the Dioscuri, son of Tyndarus and Leda, brother of Castor.
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Origin of pollux

  • Latin Pollūx from Greek Poludeukēs

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

  • Named from Greek mythology; see etymology at castor (“a mineral").

    From Wiktionary