Cepheus

[ see-fee-uh s, -fyoos ]
/ ˈsi fi əs, -fyus /

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 forms

Ce·phe·id [see-fee-id] /ˈsi fi ɪd/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cepheus (1 of 2)

Cepheus

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/ (ˈsiːfjuːs) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for cepheus (2 of 2)

Cepheus

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/ (ˈsiːfjuːs) /

noun

Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, father of Andromeda and husband of Cassiopeia

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Science definitions for cepheus

Cepheus

[ sēfyōōs′, -fē-əs ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.

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