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Meaning of ORION

Pronunciation:  ow'rIun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a constellation on the equator east of Taurus; contains Betelgeuse and Rigel
  2. [n]  (Greek mythology) a giant Boeotian hunter who pursued the Pleiades and was eventually slain by Artemis; was then placed in the sky as a constellation
 

ORION is a 5 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: The Hunter
 
 See Also: Alpha Orionis, Betelgeuse, constellation, diffuse nebula, gaseous nebula, mythical being

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\O*ri"on\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?, orig., a celebrated hunter
in the oldest Greek mythology, after whom this constellation
was named.] (Astron.)
A large and bright constellation on the equator, between the
stars Aldebaran and Sirius. It contains a remarkable nebula
visible to the naked eye.

      The flaming glories of Orion's belt.     --E. Everett.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Heb. Kesil; i.e., "the fool", the name of a constellation (Job 9:9; 38:31; Amos 5:8) consisting of about eighty stars. The Vulgate renders thus, but the LXX. renders by Hesperus, i.e., "the evening-star," Venus. The Orientals "appear to have conceived of this constellation under the figure of an impious giant bound upon the sky." This giant was, according to tradition, Nimrod, the type of the folly that contends against God. In Isa. 13:10 the plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered "constellations."

 

 

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