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Orion Syllabification: O·ri·on
Pronunciation: /əˈrīən/

Definition of Orion in English:

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 Orionisˌôrēˈōnis) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the multiple star Theta Orionis


Via Latin from Greek.

Words that rhyme with Orion

Brian, cyan, Gaian, Geminian, Hawaiian, ion, iron, Ixion, lion, Lyon, Mayan, Narayan, O'Brien, Paraguayan, prion, Ryan, scion, Uruguayan, Zion
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