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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus.
[Greek Ēridanos, mythical river associated with the myth of Phaeton.]
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n, Latin genitive Eridani (ɛˈrɪdəˌnaɪ)
(Celestial Objects) a long twisting constellation in the S hemisphere extending from Orion to Hydrus and containing the first magnitude star Achernar
[from Greek Eridanos river in Italy (sometimes identified with the Po) into which, according to legend, Phaëthon fell]
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E•rid•a•nus(ɪˈrɪd n əs)
n. gen. -a•ni (-nˌaɪ)
the River, a large southern constellation between Cetus and Orion.
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|Noun||1.||Eridanus - a constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus|
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