noun, genitive Per·se·i [pur-see-ahy] /ˈpɜr siˌaɪ/ for 2.
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Reprinted courtesy of Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group.The Night the SEALS Captured the Butcher of Fallujah|Patrick Robinson|November 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Sam Worthington brought a new machismo to the role of Perseus, once played with androgynous flare by Harry Hamlin.
The folks at Perseus Books Group crash-published Book: The Sequel in a 48-hour frenzy at Book Expo America this year.
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Slowly, while Perseus watched, they passed down to the shore of the great river, so wide a river as Perseus had never seen.Tales of Troy and Greece|Andrew Lang
On the other, three lofty pointed arches, and under one of them the Perseus of Benvenuto Cellini.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal|William Beckford
I may mention a celebrated pair of these objects which lies in the constellation of Perseus.
But according to others, it was Erythras the son of Perseus who was the king of this country.
The original relief from the foot of the pedestal—Perseus and Andromeda—is in the Bargello, and replaced by a cast.
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British Dictionary definitions for Perseus (2 of 2)
noun Latin genitive Persei (ˈpɜːsɪˌaɪ)
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A hero of classical mythology who killed the Gorgon Medusa. The god Hermes and goddess Athena helped him in this brave deed by giving him winged shoes, a magical sword, and a polished shield. With the help of these, he swooped down on Medusa from the air, used the shield as a mirror, and cut off her head without looking at it directly — for anyone who looked at a Gorgon turned to stone.