Sirius


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Sir·i·us

 (sĭr′ē-əs)
n.
A star in the constellation Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky, approximately 8.6 light years distant from Earth. Also called Dog Star, Sothis.

[Latin Sīrius, from Greek Seirios, from seirios, burning.]

Sirius

(ˈsɪrɪəs)
n
(Celestial Objects) the brightest star in the sky after the sun, lying in the constellation Canis Major. It is a binary star whose companion, Sirius B, is a very faint white dwarf. Distance: 8.6 light years. Also called: the Dog Star, Canicula or Sothis
[C14: via Latin from Greek Seirios, of obscure origin]

Sir•i•us

(ˈsɪr i əs)

n.
the Dog Star, the brightest-appearing star in the heavens, located in the constellation Canis Major.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin Sīrius < Greek Seírios]

Sir·i·us

(sĭr′ē-əs)
The brightest star seen in the night sky. It is in the constellation Canis Major.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sirius - the brightest star in the skySirius - the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major
Canis Major, Great Dog - a constellation to the southeast of Orion; contains Sirius
Translations

Sirius

[ˈsɪrɪəs] NSirio
References in classic literature ?
Southward (as I judged it) was a very bright red star that was new to me; it was even more splendid than our own green Sirius.
The sky was still thick, but looking straight up he saw a single star, and tried vaguely to reckon whether it were Sirius, or-or-The effort tired him too much, and he closed his heavy lids and thought that he would sleep.
Others have thought," continued the dreamy archdeacon, "that it would be better worth while to operate upon a ray of Sirius.
414-447) When the piercing power and sultry heat of the sun abate, and almighty Zeus sends the autumn rains (12), and men's flesh comes to feel far easier, -- for then the star Sirius passes over the heads of men, who are born to misery, only a little while by day and takes greater share of night, -- then, when it showers its leaves to the ground and stops sprouting, the wood you cut with your axe is least liable to worm.
Here is to be seen at work that powerful telescope which enabled Bond to resolve the nebula of Andromeda, and Clarke to discover the satellite of Sirius.
On the other hand, if photographs of the stars were taken in all points throughout space, and in all such photographs a certain star, say Sirius, were picked out whenever it appeared, all the different appearances of Sirius, taken together, would represent Sirius.
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The question is whether Sirius was redduring a period in historic times.
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