Cephas



a Syriac surname given by Christ to Simon (John 1:42), meaning “rock.” The Greeks translated it by Petros, and the Latins by Petrus.

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  • Cephei

    Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco. Also, Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda. Historical Examples noun (Latin genitive) Cephei (ˈsiːfɪˌaɪ) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole Star See also Cepheid variable noun (Greek myth) a king of Ethiopia, […]

  • Cepheid

    Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco. Also, Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda. Historical Examples noun (Latin genitive) Cephei (ˈsiːfɪˌaɪ) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole Star See also Cepheid variable noun (Greek myth) a king of Ethiopia, […]



  • Cepheid-variable

    a variable star in which changes in brightness are due to alternate contractions and expansions in volume. noun (astronomy) any of a class of variable stars with regular cycles of variations in luminosity (most ranging from three to fifty days). There is a relationship between the periods of variation and the absolute magnitudes, which is […]

  • Cepheus

    Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco. Also, Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda. Historical Examples noun (Latin genitive) Cephei (ˈsiːfɪˌaɪ) a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole Star See also Cepheid variable noun (Greek myth) a king of Ethiopia, […]



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