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andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
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Andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh] /ænˈdrɒm ɪ də/
noun, genitive Andromedae
[an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ (Show IPA),
for 2.
1.
Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
2.
Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
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  • The western star, in the head of andromeda, lies in the equinoctial colure.

    Letters on Astronomy Denison Olmsted
  • It was Phineus, he who had been betrothed to andromeda, yet who had not dared to strike a blow for her rescue.

    A Book of Myths Jean Lang
  • So they led andromeda to the base of a sea-washed crag, and riveted her white arms with chains of brass to the black rock.

  • With this much to go on, though, we could go to andromeda, fighting all the way.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
  • He then sprang ashore and loosed the bonds of andromeda, who greeted him with words of thanks and looks of love.

  • A star of the first magnitude in the constellation of andromeda.

    The Sailor's Word-Book William Henry Smyth
  • I went out there early this morning, meaning to make them talk and tell me what's what on the andromeda.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
British Dictionary definitions for andromeda

Andromeda1

/ænˈdrɒmɪdə/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

Andromeda2

/ænˈdrɒmɪdə/
noun (Latin genitive) Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
1.
a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
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Word Origin and History for andromeda

Andromeda

constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally "mindful of her husband," from andros, genitive of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neuter plural) "counsels, plans, devices, cunning" (and source of the name Medea).

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Andromeda
  (ān-drŏm'ĭ-də)   
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.
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