Stellify meaning

(mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such.

In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.

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(astronomy) To turn into a star.
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Origin of stellify

  • From Middle English stellifien, from Middle French stellifier, from Medieval Latin stellificare, itself from Latin stella (“star”) + faciō (“make, do”).

    From Wiktionary