Definition of Orion in English:


Syllabification: O·ri·on
Pronunciation: /əˈrīən
  • 1 Greek Mythology A giant and hunter who was changed into a constellation at his death.
  • 2 Astronomy A conspicuous constellation (the Hunter), said to represent a hunter holding a club and shield. It lies on the celestial equator and contains many bright stars, including Rigel, Betelgeuse, and a line of three that form Orion’s belt.
  • 2.1 (as genitive Orionis /ˌôrēˈōnis/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the multiple star Theta Orionis


via Latin from Greek.

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