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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 previewThe Star at the End of the River (2011)

Meditations on a Homeward Journey by Paul Vincent

Eridanus is the human un-drama of those who live the unheralded life. A dim constellation, prey to meanderings, switchbacks, and temporary false directions, the River is the confusing jumble that is the best we can, at times, make of our lives: ...

Google previewUniverse (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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.

Google previewGiordano Bruno and the Kabbalah (2004)

Prophets, Magicians, and Rabbis by Karen Silvia DeLe¢n-Jones

An imaginary river more than a material constellation, the Eridanus is the focal point of ...

Google previewThe Quintessential Jesus of Nazareth (2011)

An Astrological Interpretation of the Messiah's Natal Chart by Allison Sledge

Eridanus is a fiery river flowing downward from Orion's foot. It is the heavenly counterpart to theJordan River. Orion signifies Joseph (Jesus) as a Prince of Egypt and Christ's wine cup at the Last Supper. It is seen as a heavenly Ark ofthe New ...

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 previewUniverse, Stars and Galaxies (2016)

by CTI Reviews

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.

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 previewPopular Astronomy (1894)

A General Description of the Heavens by Camille Flammarion

Eridanus is a river composed of a train of stars winding from the left foot of Orion and losing itself below the horizon. After following long windings, it ends with a fine star of the 1st magnitude, a Eridani, or Achernar. This is the river into which ...

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 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 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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Greco-Roman Mythology (1998)

by Mike Dixon-Kennedy

Astronomical: Recognized by many cultures as a river, the faint, winding constellation Eridanus is located in the southern celestial hemisphere between approximate right ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010 (2010)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

Cassiopeia Centaurus Cepheus Cetus Corona Austrina Corona Borealis Corvus Crater Cygnus Delphinus Draco Equuleus Eridanus Hercules Hydra Lepus Lupus Andromedae Aquilae Arae Argus Navis Aurigae Boötis Canis Majoris Canis ...

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 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 previewA new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences (1819)

including the latest improvement and discovery and the present states of every branch of human knowledge by George Gregory

Cetus - - Orion - - Eridanus, Fhivius - Lcpus - - Canis major - Canis minor Argo Navis Hydra...

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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 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 (Eridanus Cluster). The galaxy is about 2/3 the size of the Milky Way. Retouched image. 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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