- the dog of Orion.
- Icarius' faithful dog, who was changed into a star.
Origin of Sirius
Examples from the Web for sirius
I meet Jones at the New York headquarters of Sirius Satellite Radio.
Starr has been in more than 200 movies and hosts The Mean Bitches Show on Sirius XM.
This morning, David had a conversation with Sirius XM's Pete Dominick.
Above the door is the sign she made for his transition to Sirius radio, which includes the word “Sirius” handwritten 100 times.Meet Mariann From Brooklyn, Howard Stern’s Biggest Fan|Kevin Fallon|February 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast: When was the last time you listened to the Sirius interview that started it all?
Sirius seems to recede from the ecliptic about two minutes per century.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
It is often called the Dog Star, but astronomers know it better as Sirius.
It was just then they came to Brian's door, and Dierdre fled, Sirius staring after her in dignified surprise.Everyman's Land|C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Their year originally began when the rapid rising of the Nile coincided with the rising of the star Sirius, called by them Sothis.Archology and the Bible|George A. Barton
From earliest times Sirius has been known as the Dog of Orion.A Field Book of the Stars|William Tyler Olcott
Word Origin for Sirius
brightest star by magnitude, late 14c., from Latin Sirius "the Dog Star," from Greek Seirios, said to mean literally "scorching" or "the scorcher." But other related Greek words seem to derive from this use, and the name might be a folk-etymologized borrowing from some other language. An Egyptian name for it was Sothis. The connection of the star with scorching heat is from its ancient heliacal rising at the summer solstice (see dog days). Also cf. dog star. Related: Sirian. The constellation Canis Major seems to have grown from the star, not the other way.
Homer made much of it as [Kyon], but his Dog doubtless was limited to the star Sirius, as among the ancients generally till, at some unknown date, the constellation was formed as we have it, -- indeed till long afterwards, for we find many allusions to the Dog in which we are uncertain whether the constellation or its lucida is referred to. [Richard Hinckley Allen, Canis Major in "Star Names and Their Meanings," London: 1899]