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The planet Venus in its appearance as the evening star.

[Middle English, from Latin, from Greek hesperos; see Hesperian.]


(Astronomy) an evening star, esp Venus
[from Latin, from Greek Hesperos, from hesperos western]


(ˈhɛs pər əs)

an evening star, esp. Venus.
[1350–1400; < Latin < Greek hésperos evening, western; akin to west, Latin vesper vesper]
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Noun1.Hesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western skyHesperus - a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset in the western sky
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You are Phosphoros --bringer of light-- emerging from a gold disk to circle and thread light behind you and you are Hesperos -- star of the evening, although we know you are not a star, and more than planet orbiting within our planet's orbit close to our sun.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply of Ferro Phosphoros
The title Phosphoros or "light-bearer," which is the literal equivalent of Latin Lucifer, was the common Greek appellation of the planet Venus.