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Apus

[ey-puh s]
noun, genitive Ap·o·dis [ap-uh-dis] /ˈæp ə dɪs/. Astronomy.
  1. the Bird of Paradise, a southern constellation between Octans and Triangulum Australe.
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Origin of Apus

< New Latin < Greek ápous name applied to various swallowlike birds, literally, footless, equivalent to a- a-6 + -pous -footed, adj. derivative of poús foot; cf. -pod
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Apus

noun Latin genitive Apodis (ˈæpədɪs)
  1. a constellation in the S hemisphere situated near Musca and Octans
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Word Origin

New Latin, from Greek apous, literally: footless, from a- 1 + pous foot
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