andromedae

Andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh]
noun, genitive Andromedae [an-drom-i-dee] , 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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Andromeda1 (ænˈdrɒmɪdə)
 
n
Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

Andromeda2 (ænˈdrɒmɪdə)
 
n , Latin genitive Andromedae
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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Andromeda
constellation, 1706, in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Gk., lit. "mindful of her husband," from andros, gen. of aner "man" (see anthropo-) + medesthai "to be mindful of, think on," related to medea (neut. pl.) "counsels, plans, devices,
cunning" (and source of the name Medea).
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Andromeda   (ān-drŏm'ĭ-də)  Pronunciation Key 
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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