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Halcyon (Greek mythology)

Definition:

a woman who was turned into a kingfisher

Class:

person noun (people)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Alcyone | Halcyone

Etymology:

Latin halcyon ("kingfisher")
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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Alcyone

the daughter of Aeolus, either by Enarete or Aegiale. She married Ceyx, son of Eosphorus, the Morning Star. They were very happy together in Trachis, and according to Pseudo-Apollodorus's account, often sacrilegiously called each other "Zeus" and... (37 of 690 words, 2 images)

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Alcyone (disambiguation)

the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx Alcyone may also refer to: Other figures in Greek mythology: Alcyone (Pleiades), one of the Pleiades | Cleopatra Alcyone, Meleager's wife | Alcyone, daughter of Sthenelus (son of Andromeda and Perseus) | Alcyone,... (38 of 189 words, 15 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

Alcyone | Halcyone [synonym, sense-specific]

the daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx, who drowned herself in grief for her husband's death. She was transformed into a kingfisher "Ceyx" | the ... (25 of 306 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/alcyone

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Halcyone | Alcyone

in Greek mythology, daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. When her husband drowned, Halcyone threw herself into the sea. Out of pity the gods changed ... (26 of 74 words, pronunciations)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0822396​.html

American Heritage Dictionary:

Alcyone

[Greek mythology] The daughter of Aeolus who, in grief over the death of ... | [Greek mythology] A nymph, one of the Pleiades. | [astronomy] The ... (24 of 57 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

Alcyone

[Greek mythology] One of the Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione. | [Greek mythology] Daughter of Aeolus and wife of Ceyx. | [astronomy] One of the stars of the Pleiades star cluster, named after the mythical character. (35 of 37 words, 3 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

Alcyone | Halcyon [sense-specific] | Halcyone [sense-specific]

a third-magnitude star in the constellation Taurus: brightest star in the Pleiades. | [classical mythology] a daughter of Aeolus who, with her ... (21 of 35 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

Alcyone

the brightest star in the Pleiades in the constellation Taurus: magnitude, 2.96 (12 of 24 words, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

Alcyone

the brightest star in the Pleiades (6 of 22 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Wiktionary:

Halcyon

Origin: Latin halcyon ("kingfisher")

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Halcyon

halcyon | halcyons [plural]

Origin: Latin halcyon ("kingfisher"), alcyon, from Ancient Greek ἀλκυών (alkuōn).

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Alcyone

Origin: Latin Alcyone, from Ancient Greek Ἀλκυόνη (Alkuonē).

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American Heritage Dictionary:

Alcyone

Origin: Latin, from Greek Alkuonē, from alkuōn, kingfisher.

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New World Dictionary:

Alcyone

Origin: Latin from Greek Alkyonē, daughter of Aeolus

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Merriam-Webster:

Alcyone

First use: 14th century

Origin: Latin, from Greek Alkyonē

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Audio references

freedictionary.org:

Halcyon

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Halcyon" by speech synthesizer

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Collins Dictionary:

Alcyone

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Alcyone"

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Halcyone

Audio: British English pronunciation of "Halcyone"

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the Free Dictionary:

Alcyone

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "Alcyone"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "Alcyone" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Alcyone

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Alcyone"

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YourDictionary Audio:

Alcyone

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Alcyone" by speech synthesizer

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