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Apus

[ ey-puhs ]
/ ˈeɪ pəs /
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noun, genitive Ap·o·dis [ap-uh-dis]. /ˈæp ə dɪs/. Astronomy.
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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British Dictionary definitions for Apus

Apus
/ (ˈeɪpəs) /

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

Word Origin for Apus

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