andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh]

Origin of andromeda

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Andromeda

[an-drom-i-duh]
noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ 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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  • It was Phineus, he who had been betrothed to Andromeda, yet who had not dared to strike a blow for her rescue.

  • 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.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • You know what that gang who took the Andromeda to Panurge found?

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • One tiny grain of truth and she'd chase you from here to Andromeda!

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for andromeda

Andromeda

1
noun
  1. Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster

Andromeda

2
noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for andromeda

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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

andromeda in Science

Andromeda

[ăn-drŏmĭ-də]
  1. 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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