Sirius meaning

sĭrē-əs
(place, proper) A binary, variable star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky; Dog Star: magnitude, −1.44
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The brightest star seen in the night sky. It is in the constellation Canis Major. It is a white main-sequence star on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram, with an apparent magnitude of −1.5. Sirius is a binary star, and its companion is a white dwarf star referred to as the Pup. Sirius is also known as the Dog Star. Scientific name: Alpha Canis.
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A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth.
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Origin of sirius

  • Latin Sīrius from Greek Seirios from seirios burning

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