Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Delphinidae — the dolphins.
  • proper n. A small summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a dolphin. It lies between the constellations Cygnus and Aquila.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See dolphin, 1.
  • n. The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The typical genus of the family Delphinidæ, to which very different limits have been assigned,
  • n. One of the ancient constellations, representing a dolphin. It is situated east of Aquila.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Delphinidae
  • n. a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila

Etymologies

Latin delphīnus, dolphin; see dolphin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin delphīnus ("dolphin") (Wiktionary)
From Latin delphīnus, from Ancient Greek δελφίν (delphin), a later form of the previous δελφίς (delphis) "a dolphin". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Illinois Attorney General cites that same CDO , called Delphinus 2007-1, in Wednesday's lawsuit.

    Illinois Sues Standard & Poor's

  • McGraw-Hill Cos . said Monday the SEC had given it a so-called Wells notice over its Standard & Poor's Ratings Services unit, alleging S&P violated federal securities laws with respect to its ratings for a collateralized debt obligation known as Delphinus CDO 2007-1 and arranged by Mizuho International PLC, a unit of Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc.

    SEC Warns Over S&P Mortgage Rating

  • McGraw-Hill said the SEC is weighing civil enforcement action against the firm for its ratings on a collateralized debt obligation called Delphinus CDO 2007-1 issued in July 2007 as the housing market was taking a turn for the worse.

    SEC Eyes Ratings From S&P

  • SEC officials are examining whether S&P thoroughly scrutinized the assets that replaced the dummy assets in a July 2007 deal called Delphinus CDO 2007-1, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Rating Firms' Asset Game

  • S&P's parent company, McGraw-Hill, said the SEC is weighing civil enforcement action against the firm for its ratings on a collateralized debt obligation called Delphinus CDO 2007-1 issued in July 2007 as the housing market was taking a turn for the worse.

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  • The notice was tied to how S&P rated a CDO called Delphinus 2007-1.

    U.S. Steps Up S&P Inquiry

  • Wells Notice, the SEC told McGraw Hill that it was considering starting a "civil injunctive action" against S&P for alleged "violations of federal securities laws with respect to S&P's ratings for a particular 2007 offering of collateralized debt obligations, known as 'Delphinus CDO 2007-1.'"

    Forbes.com: News

  • The company said SEC staff are considering recommending that commissioners take action against S&P for violating securities laws in its ratings of a 2007 collaterized debt obligation known as "Delphinus CDO 2007-1."

  • The company said it received a Wells Notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that commission staff may recommend a civil lawsuit against the unit for a rating on 2007 collateralized debt offering CDO known as "Delphinus CDO 2007-1."

  • The SEC's so-called Wells notice is related to a $1.6 billion collateralized debt obligation known as Delphinus CDO 2007-1, New York-based McGraw-Hill said today in a statement.

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