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- proper n. A name sometimes used for Hesperus, the personification in Greek mythology of the planet Venus.
- proper n. An ancient Greek name for the morning star (the planet Venus when it is visible in the eastern sky before sunrise).
From Latinised Greek Phosphorus, from Ancient Greek Φωσφόρος (Fōsforos, "the bearer of light"), from φῶς (fōs, "light") + φέρω (pherō, "I bear, carry"). (Wiktionary)