[ see-fee-uhs, -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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM CepheusCe·phe·id [see-fee-id], /ˈsi fi ɪd/, adjective
Words nearby Cepheus
, Cepheid variable
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British Dictionary definitions for Cepheus (1 of 2)
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)
Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, father of Andromeda and husband of Cassiopeia
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Scientific definitions for Cepheus
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.
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