Definition of Eridanus

1. Noun. A constellation in the southern hemisphere near Fornax and Cetus.

Generic synonyms: Constellation



Definition of Eridanus

1. n. A long, winding constellation extending southward from Taurus and containing the bright star Achernar.

Definition of Eridanus

1. Proper noun. (constellation) A large winter constellation of the northern sky. It lies near Orion and Cetus. ¹

2. Proper noun. (Greek mythology) A mythical river of northern Europe, rich in amber. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Eridanus

1. A long, winding constellation extending southward from Taurus and containing the bright star Achernar. Origin: L, fr. Gr, the Greek name of the River Po. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eridanus

erhus
eriach
eriachs
eric
erica
ericaceous
ericaite
ericas
ericinol
erick
ericks
ericoid
ericolin
erics
ericssonite
eridanus (current term)
erigerons
erigible
erinaceous
ering
eringo
eringoes
eringos
erinite
erinites
erinys
eriochalcite
eriodictyon
eriodyctiol
eriogonum

Literary usage of Eridanus

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1. The Book of Table-talk by Charles MacFarlane, James Robinson Planché (1836)
"It is clear, however, that in Virgil's time no mystery could hang over the Po ; and therefore, in giving it the name of eridanus, he was merely indulging ..."

2. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography by William Smith (1856)
"The name of the eridanus appears in the earliest Greek authorities inseparably connected with the well-known fable of the sisters of Phaethon, and the trees ..."

3. Celestial objects for common telescopes by Thomas William Webb (1859)
"eridanus. An asterism winding down to S. horizon, its lucida being out of sight in our latitudes. Double Stars. 32—inh 47m S 3° 22'—5, 7—6-8"—topaz yellow, ..."

4. Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature by John Addington Symonds (1881)
"... Poetry—The Neapolitan Genius—Baiae and eridanus—Eclogues—The Play of Cefalo —Castiglione's Tirsi—Rustic ..."

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