Perseus


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Per·se·us

 (pûr′sē-əs, -syo͞os′)
n.
1. Greek Mythology The son of Danaë and Zeus and husband of Andromeda who killed the Gorgon Medusa.
2. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.

[Latin, from Greek.]

Perseus

(ˈpɜːsɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a son of Zeus and Danaë, who with Athena's help slew the Gorgon Medusa and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster

Perseus

(ˈpɜːsɪəs)
n, Latin genitive Persei (ˈpɜːsɪˌaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a conspicuous constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way. It contains the eclipsing binary, Algol, and a rich cluster of galaxies

Per•se•us

(ˈpɜr si əs, -syus)

n. gen. -se•i (-siˌaɪ) for 2.
1. a hero, the son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea monster.
2. a northern constellation between Cassiopeia and Taurus containing the variable star Algol.

Per·se·us

(pûr′sē-əs)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Perseus - (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monsterPerseus - (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
2.Perseus - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
Algol - the second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary
Translations

Perseus

[ˈpɜːsjuːs] NPerseo m

Perseus

[ˈpɜːsjuːs] nPerseo
References in classic literature ?
His whole high, broad form, seemed made of solid bronze, and shaped in an unalterable mould, like Cellini's cast Perseus.
Every one knows the fine story of Perseus and Andromeda; how the lovely Andromeda, the daughter of a king, was tied to a rock on the sea-coast, and as Leviathan was in the very act of carrying her off, Perseus, the prince of whalemen, intrepidly advancing, harpooned the monster, and delivered and married the maid.
He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament.
Ah, this gentleman is a Hercules killing Cacus, a Perseus freeing Andromeda.
His sons as they left their rooms gathered round him, Echephron, Stratius, Perseus, Aretus, and Thrasymedes; the sixth son was Pisistratus, and when Telemachus joined them they made him sit with them.
Then Stratius and Echephron brought her in by the horns; Aretus fetched water from the house in a ewer that had a flower pattern on it, and in his other hand he held a basket of barley meal; sturdy Thrasymedes stood by with a sharp axe, ready to strike the heifer, while Perseus held a bucket.
Never yet have I been so overpowered by passion neither for goddess nor mortal woman as I am at this moment for yourself--not even when I was in love with the wife of Ixion who bore me Pirithous, peer of gods in counsel, nor yet with Danae the daintily-ancled daughter of Acrisius, who bore me the famed hero Perseus.
Perseus and Judith, Hercules and Thusnelda, they have done or suffered something, and though they are immortal, immortality has come to them after experience, not before.
Suppose Andromeda had turned and scolded Perseus after he had slain the sea-monster
And when Perseus cut off her head, there sprang forth great Chrysaor and the horse Pegasus who is so called because he was born near the springs (pegae) of Ocean; and that other, because he held a golden blade (aor) in his hands.
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