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Syllabification: Per·se·us
Pronunciation: /ˈpərsēəs, -syo͞os
  • 1 Greek Mythology The son of Zeus and Danae, a hero celebrated for many achievements. Riding the winged horse Pegasus, he cut off the head of the Gorgon Medusa and gave it to Athena; he also rescued and married Andromeda, and became king of Tiryns in Greece.
  • 2 Astronomy A large northern constellation that includes a dense part of the Milky Way. It contains several star clusters and the variable star Algol.
  • 2.1 (as genitive Persei /ˈpərsēˌī/) Used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Delta Persei

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