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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).

Etymologies

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From Latinised Greek Phosphorus, from Ancient Greek Φωσφόρος (Fōsforos, "the bearer of light"), from φῶς (fōs, "light") + φέρω (pherō, "I bear, carry").

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