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Meaning of HYADES

Pronunciation:  'hIu`deez

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward

HYADES is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 See Also: nymph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hy"a*des\, Hyads \Hy"ads\, n.pl. [L. Hyades, Gr. ?.]
A cluster of five stars in the face of the constellation
Taurus, supposed by the ancients to indicate the coming of
rainy weather when they rose with the sun.

      Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyaned Vext the dim
      sea.                                     --Tennyson.

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