a large planet-like object discovered in 2003, orbiting the sun but considerably beyond Pluto

Word Origin for Sedna

C21: after the Inuit goddess of the ocean
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Historical Examples of sedna

  • Sedna is the mistress of one of the countries to which the souls go after death.

  • Meantime the storm subsided, for the fulmars thought Sedna was drowned.

  • They have since lived in the land of Adlivun, of which Sedna is the mistress.

  • Sedna could not long resist such wooing and they went together over the vast sea.

  • Finally, at the breaking up of the ice in the spring a fulmar flew from over the ice and wooed Sedna with enticing song.