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Eridanus

[ih-rid-n-uh s] /ɪˈrɪd n əs/
noun, genitive Eridani
[ih-rid-n-ahy] /ɪˈrɪd nˌaɪ/ (Show IPA).
Astronomy
1.
the River, a large southern constellation between Cetus and Orion, containing the bright star Achernar.
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Eridanus

/ɛˈrɪdənəs/
noun (Latin genitive) Eridani (ɛˈrɪdəˌnaɪ)
1.
a long twisting constellation in the S hemisphere extending from Orion to Hydrus and containing the first magnitude star Achernar
Word Origin
from Greek Eridanos river in Italy (sometimes identified with the Po) into which, according to legend, Phaëthon fell
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