American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Greek Mythology The son of Danaë and Zeus and husband of Andromeda who killed the Gorgon Medusa.
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Andromeda and Auriga.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek myth, a hero, son of Zeus and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa, and afterward saved Andromeda from a sea–monster.
- n. 2. An ancient northern constellation, the figure of which represents Perseus in a singular posture, holding the head of the Gorgon in one hand, and waving a sword with the other.
- n. Greek mythology The mythological Greek warrior who slew the Gorgon Medusa by decapitating her. He married Andromeda after rescuing her from Ceto and founded Mycenae. He was the son of Jupiter and Danae.
- n. astronomy An autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble the mythical hero. It includes the stars Algenib and Algol.
- n. The last Antigonid king of Macedonia, Perseus of Macedon.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Class. Myth.) A Grecian legendary hero, son of Jupiter and Danaë, who slew the Gorgon Medusa.
- n. (Astron.) A consellation of the northern hemisphere, near Taurus and Cassiopea. It contains a star cluster visible to the naked eye as a nebula.
- n. (Greek mythology) the son of Zeus who slew Medusa (with the help of Athena and Hermes) and rescued Andromeda from a sea monster
- n. a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Auriga and Cassiopeia and crossed by the Milky Way
- Latin from the Ancient Greek Περσέως (Perseos) and Περσεύς (Perseus). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The dark area below and to the right of "Perseus" is the Rim, although technically, a portion of the Cygnus arm is thinning out there.”
“Perseus is defined as one of the great heroes in literature, so you gotta take that on board.”
“Iwanyk states, Perseus is essentially collateral damage in the war between man and the gods.”
“We wanted to use every action beat to reveal who Perseus is in that moment – the action is the proving ground that forges his character and his relationships.”
““Perseus is a simple fisherman when you first meet him, he leads a simple life,” notes Worthington.”
“Perseus is kind of like a "DAVID" character in the biblical stories.”
“Even though most digital libraries and efforts continue to evolve, Perseus is an evolving digital library in several ways.”
“At the door of the dining-room Selina stood, and asked him if any thing was the matter below; and Mrs Somerive eagerly repeated the question, saying – 'Perseus, is any thing wrong below? who was at the door?”
“About the story: In this version, Perseus is found and raised by an old fisherman and his family, growing up to blame the gods for most of men’s troubles — and let’s face it, the Greek gods were always a meddlesome bunch even in the best of lights — and even upon finding out his divine heritage decides he’d rather rise and fall as a man than as a god.”
“It was an idea that I went “Well, the scorpion jumps and you don’t quite know where Perseus is and he comes out of the scorpion.””
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