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Eridanus

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Definition of the noun eridanus

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noun

  1. a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: constellation = a configuration of stars as seen from the earth

Alternative definition of the noun eridanus

proper noun

  1. [constellation] A large winter constellation of the northern sky. It lies near Orion and Cetus.
  2. [Greek mythology] A mythical river of northern Europe, rich in amber.

Explanation

Eridanus is a constellation. It is represented as a river; its name is the Ancient Greek name for the Po River. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It is the sixth largest of the modern constellations.

Phrases with Eridanus

  1. Amblypodia Eridanus
  2. Hypercompe Eridanus
  3. Metaphycus Eridanus
  4. Scarabaeus Eridanus
  5. Holocephalus Eridanus
  6. Species Hypercompe Eridanus
  7. Species Scarabaeus Eridanus

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Eridanus

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Google previewAn Ocean of Jewels (2006)

by Judy C. Andrews

Autumn continued and pointed to each design on the quilt, “The constellation Eridanus is a winding river of stars. These stars led our family to freedom from physical and mental slavery. These stars led our family to the greatness ofJewel Park, ...

Google previewA Primer of Astronomy (2014)

by Robert Ball

Eridanus is the largest constellation in the heavens. It contains nearly 300 stars bright enough to be visible to the naked eye, though with the exception of Achernar it possesses no star brighter than the third magnitude. It may be useful to note ...

Google previewIllustrating the Phaenomena (2012)

Celestial cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by Elly Dekker

Eridanus is a river, which starts at the western (left) foot of Orion, crosses the Tropic of Capricorn, and ends on the ever-invisible circle.

Google previewThe Photographic Atlas of the Stars (1999)

by H.J.P Arnold, Paul Doherty, Patrick Moore

Eridanus is a long, straggling constellation which runs from near Orion to rhe far south. Irs leader, Achcrnar, is one of the brightest stars in the sky, and is the nearest of rhe first-magnitude stars to the south celestial pole (it is worth noting that ...

Google previewStar Lore of All Ages (1911)

A Collection of Myths, Legends, and Facts Concerning the Constellations of the Northern Hemisphere by William Tyler Olcott

Eridanus is an inconspicuous constellation, but on ...

Google previewSpace Visual Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

ERIDANUS LEPUS The River The Hare Eridanus represents a winding starry river that flows from the bottom of Orion down to the star Achernar. Of note is a star called Epsilon Eridani, which is forming a family of planets. DATA FILE SIZE ...

Google previewThe Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

1 r*- Eridanus - 4 2 36 39 3 ...

Google previewDictionary of Classical Mythology (2014)

by Jennifer R. March

The location ofthe Eridanus isuncertain. Itseemstohave been situated rather vaguely in the far west or north, though ancient writers withtheir imprecise knowledge of geography usually identified it either with the Po or the Rhone. The blazing ...

Google previewA Mythological, Etymological, and Historical Dictionary (1793)

by Jacob Bryant

519, ERIDANUS, This river betrays its original in its name; for it has no relation to the Celtic language ; but is apparently of Egyptian or ...

Google previewHalo Encyclopedia (2011)

by DK Publishing

DESCRIPTION: Pirate-ridden, insurrectionist base MAJOR LOCATIONS: Eridanus II, Eridanus Asteroid Belt Rebellions and insurrections have plagued the UNSC from its foundation. The Eridanus System has been a particularthorn in its side, ...

Google previewUrania: or, a compleat view of the Heavens; containing the Ancient and modern Astronomy in form of a Dictionary, etc (1754)

by John Hill

ERIDANUS, 'be River. A constellation of the northern hemisphere, very considerable in its extent, and comprehending some stars that are sufficiently conspicuous. It is one of the forty-eight old constellations, and'is named by all ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

Eri Eridanus. Also: Erid. Eridanus is also known as River Po. It is a Southern constellation that winds southwest from Orion. Astronomy. ERIC Educational Resources Information Center. ERICA Experiment on Rapidly Intensifying Cyclones over ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia, Or Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1809)

Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B by William Nicholson

Pisces The Fishes Cetus The Whale Orion Orion Eridanus, Fluvius Eridanus, the Rrrrr 34 Lepus The Hare Canis Major The Gn-at l>og. Hydra The Hydra Crater The Cup Corvus The Crow Centaurus The Centaur Lupus The Wolf. Ara The Altar ...

Google previewUniversal Historical Dictionary (1825)

Or, Explanation of the Names of Persons and Places in the Departments of Biblical, Political, and Ecclesiastical History, Mythology, Heraldry, Biography, Bibliography, Geography, and Numismatics. Illustrated by Portraits and Medallic Cuts by George Crabb

Quem procul a patria diverso marimus orbe Ercipit Eridanus. Claudian. in Prob. et Olyb. Cons. - Et Phaethonter perpessus damna ruina: Eridanus. This river was afterwards placed in heaven among the constellations. Cicero in Arat. Namgue ...

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Small photo of Cosmic kaleidoscope of galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416. It is located in the constellation of Eridanus. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of NGC 1300 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Eridanus. Retouched image. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of Cosmic kaleidoscope of galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416. It is located in the constellation of Eridanus. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of Cosmic kaleidoscope of galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416. It is located in the constellation of Eridanus. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of Cosmic kaleidoscope of galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416. It is located in the constellation of Eridanus. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of Cosmic kaleidoscope of galaxy clusters, forming a single object known as MACS J0416. It is located in the constellation of Eridanus. Elements of this image furnished by NASA.Small photo of NGC 1300 is a barred spiral galaxy in the constellation Eridanus. Retouched image. Elements of this image furnished by NASA. More...

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