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Astronomy. a northern circumpolar constellation between Cassiopeia and Draco.
Also, Kepheus. Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian king, the husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda.
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noun (Latin genitive) Cephei (ˈsiːfɪˌaɪ)
a faint constellation in the N hemisphere near Cassiopeia and the Pole Star See also Cepheid variable
(Greek myth) a king of Ethiopia, father of Andromeda and husband of Cassiopeia
(sē’fys’, -fē-əs)
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cassiopeia and Draco.


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