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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.ka-see-ə-PEE-ə English
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Meaning & History

Latinized form of Greek Κασσιοπεια (Kassiopeia) or Κασσιεπεια (Kassiepeia), possibly meaning "cassia juice". In Greek myth Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and the mother of Andromeda. She was changed into a constellation and placed in the northern sky after she died.

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constellations, space
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute