Definition of Hesperus in English:

Hesperus

Syllabification: Hes·per·us
Pronunciation: /ˈhespərəs
 
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noun

literary
  • The planet Venus.
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    • An old Greek poet whispered in her mind: Hesperus, evening star, golden lamp of the daughter of the foam!
    • Against this claim, it may be urged that one can perfectly well imagine a possible world in which astronomers discover that Hesperus and Phosphorus are two distinct planets.
    • This is a tautology since Hesperus and Phosphorus are both the planet Venus - the two expressions thus have the same extension.

Origin

Latin, from Greek hesperos 'western', (as a noun) 'the evening star', related to Latin vesper 'evening (star)' (see vesper).

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