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English → English (WordNet) Definition: Pleiades Pleiades n 1: (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion 2: a star cluster in the constellation Taurus
English → English (gcide) Definition: Pleiades Pleiades \Ple"ia*des\ (?; 277), n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. (?)] 1. (Myth.) The seven daughters of Atlas and the nymph Pleione, fabled to have been made by Jupiter a constellation in the sky. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) A group of small stars in the neck of the constellation Taurus; -- called also the seven sisters. --Job xxxviii. 31. [1913 Webster] Note: Alcyone, the brightest of these, a star of the third magnitude, was considered by M["a]dler the central point around which our universe is revolving, but such a notion has been thoroughly discounted by modern observations. Only six pleiads are distinctly visible to the naked eye, whence the ancients supposed that a sister had concealed herself out of shame for having loved a mortal, Sisyphus. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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