Origin of andromeda
- Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
- Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
Examples from the Web for andromeda
I might suggest a title: “Andromeda Strain 2: The Predictable Hysteria.”Disease History Vs. Disease Hysteria
October 19, 2014
Andromeda Galaxy is about 2.5 million light-years away, which is right next-door in a cosmic sense.The Gamma-Ray Burst That Wasn’t
Matthew R. Francis
June 1, 2014
Zeus, Jupiter, Andromeda, and Pandora are all similarly hipster heaven.10 Ways to Avoid Hipster Baby Names
Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry
October 14, 2008
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
With this much to go on, though, we could go to Andromeda, fighting all the way.Triplanetary
Edward Elmer Smith
"My private detectives found out about the Andromeda," he said.
You know what that gang who took the Andromeda to Panurge found?
One tiny grain of truth and she'd chase you from here to Andromeda!The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
- Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster
- 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
Word Origin and History for 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).
- 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.