[ 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)


/ (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)


/ (ˈsiːfjuːs) /


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

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Science definitions for cepheus


[ sēfyōōs′, -fē-əs ]

A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.

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