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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.]
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(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
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
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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.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
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|Noun||1.||Perseus - (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
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Perseus[ˈpɜːsjuːs] N → Perseo m
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Perseus[ˈpɜːsjuːs] n → Perseo
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