Cetus

[ see-tuhs, sey- ]
/ ˈsi təs, ˈseɪ- /

noun, genitive Ce·ti [see-tahy, sey-tee]. /ˈsi taɪ, ˈseɪ ti/. Astronomy.

the Whale, a constellation lying above the equator, containing the variable star Mira.

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Origin of Cetus

From Latin; see origin at cet-
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Cetus
/ (ˈsiːtəs) /

noun Latin genitive Ceti (ˈsiːtaɪ)

a large constellation on the celestial equator near Pisces and Aquarius. It contains the variable star Mira Ceti

Word Origin for Cetus

Latin: whale
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