noun, genitive Ce·phe·i [see-fee-ahy] /ˈsi fiˌaɪ/ for 1.
Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco.
Also Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda.
Related formsCe·phe·id [see-fee-id] /ˈsi fi ɪd/, adjective
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Alfirk (al-ferk´), or Alphirk, "stars of the flock," β Cephei.
The star β Cephei has recently been discovered to be a spectroscopic binary with the wonderfully short period of 4h 34m 11s.
The pole star lies nearly in a line joining the brighter stars α Cephei and α Cygni.
If you have a good field-glass, try its powers upon the star Delta (δ) Cephei.
British Dictionary definitions for cephei
noun Latin genitive Cephei (ˈsiːfɪˌaɪ)
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole StarSee also Cepheid variable
Word Origin for Cepheus
from Latin Cēpheus named after the mythical king
Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, father of Andromeda and husband of Cassiopeia
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.
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