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Meaning of "Canis Major" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CANIS MAJOR

Latin: the greater dog.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CANIS MAJOR

Canis Major  [ˈkeɪnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CANIS MAJOR

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Canis Major is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CANIS MAJOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Canis Major

Canis Major

Canis Major /ˌkeɪnɨs ˈmeɪdʒər/ is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. In the second century, it was included in Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is counted among the 88 modern constellations. Its name is Latin for "greater dog" in contrast to Canis Minor, the "lesser dog"; both figures are commonly represented as following the constellation of Orion the hunter. The Milky Way passes through Canis Major and several open clusters lie within its borders. Canis Major contains Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky, known as the 'dog star'. It is bright because of its proximity to our Solar System. In contrast, the other bright stars of the constellation are stars of great distance and high luminosity. At magnitude 1.5, Epsilon Canis Majoris is the second brightest star of the constellation and one of the brightest sources of ultraviolet radiation in the night sky. Next in brightness are the yellow-white supergiant Delta at 1.8, the blue-white giant Beta at 2.0, blue-white supergiants Eta at 2.4 and Omicron1 at 3.0, and white spectroscopic binary Zeta, also at 3.0.

Definition of Canis Major in the English dictionary

The definition of Canis Major in the dictionary is a constellation in the S hemisphere close to Orion, containing Sirius, the brightest star in the sky Also called: the Great Dog.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CANIS MAJOR


bulkiness
ˈbʌlkɪnɪs
comeliness
ˈkʌmlɪnɪs
dizziness
ˈdɪzɪnɪs
dryness
ˈdraɪnɪs
finis
ˈfɪnɪs
friendliness
ˈfrɛndlɪnɪs
gayness
ˈɡeɪnɪs
greyness
ˈɡreɪnɪs
Guinness
ˈɡɪnɪs
happiness
ˈhæpɪnɪs
highness
ˈhaɪnɪs
holiness
ˈhəʊlɪnɪs
laziness
ˈleɪzɪnɪs
loveliness
ˈlʌvlɪnɪs
readiness
ˈrɛdɪnɪs
Tanis
ˈteɪnɪs
timeliness
ˈtaɪmlɪnɪs
titanis
taɪˈteɪnɪs
trustworthiness
ˈtrʌstˌwɜːðɪnɪs
waeness
ˈweɪnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CANIS MAJOR

Canetti
caneware
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cangle
cangue
Canicula
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canikin
canine
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canine distemper
canine parvovirus
caning
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Canis Majoris
Canis Minor
Canis Minoris

WORDS THAT END LIKE CANIS MAJOR

company sergeant major
double major
drum major
major
nonmajor
pectoralis major
pipe major
regimental sergeant major
relative major
sergeant major
Syrtis Major
Ursa Major
vis major

Synonyms and antonyms of Canis Major in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Canis Major» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CANIS MAJOR

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The translations of Canis Major from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Canis Major» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大犬座
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Canis Major
570 millions of speakers

English

Canis Major
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केनिस मेजर
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

الكلبية الرائد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Большой Пес
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

canis Major
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্যানিস মেজর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Canis Major
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Canis Major
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Translator English - German

Canis Major
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大犬座
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

큰 개자리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kanis Major
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Canis Major
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கேனிஸ் மேஜர்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कॅनिस मेजर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Canis Binbaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Cane Maggiore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Canis major
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

великий Пес
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

canis Major
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Translator English - Greek

canis Major
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Canis Major
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Canis Major
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Canis Major
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CANIS MAJOR»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Canis Major

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CANIS MAJOR»

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Wishing on a Star
The best time to see Canis Major is on a clear night from January through March. Follow Orion's belt south to the next bright star, and you have found Sirius (SIR- ee-us), the Dog Star. Sirius is at the shoulder of the Great Dog and is the brightest  ...
Fran Lee, 2009
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Canis Major Constellation: Sirius, Canis Major, Eta Canis ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
LLC Books, 2010
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Sky Vistas: Astronomy for Binoculars and Richest-Field ...
6 Canis Major Milky Way grazes the NE corner of Canis Major. It is rather bright here, as it is in the adjoining areas of Monoceros to the north and Puppis to the east, because only isolated dust clouds block our view through the Galaxy in this  ...
Craig Crossen, Gerald Rhemann, 2004
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Southern California Starwatch
MINOR. These dogs of the night sky are part of "Orion and his gang." Like a lot of constellations, they are often referred to by their traditional Latin names. Canis is Latin for dog, and Canis Major and Canis Minor mean Big Dog and Little Dog ...
Mike Lynch
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A catalogue of 9766 stars in the southern hemisphere, for ...
7 36 33,9 -3,6694' 168 54 39 3,188 2443 Canis Major .. 7 36 35,4 -|-2,3274' 119 18 12 3,190 2444 Puppß . . . . ..! 6 i 36 4o,5 1,48261 140 13 6 3,197 2445 Cańna . . . . _.` 7 F 36 4L8 o,8813 148 52 44 3,199 2446 Canis Major 7 37 10,4 ! 2,1785  ...
Nicolas Louis de La Caille, Thomas Henderson, Francis Baily, 1847
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Canis Major the Greater Dog
THIS 24 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Star Lore of all Ages, by William Tyler Olcott. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564597709.
William Tyler Olcott, 2010
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Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders: From Novice to ...
Object Type Mv Size RA Adhara NAME: Canis Major (CAWN-is MAY-jur) SEASON: Winter CULMINATION: midnight, 1January ABBREVIATION: CMa GENITIVE: Canis Majoris (CAWN-is muh-JOR-is) NEIGHBORS: Col, Lep, Mon, Pup ...
Robert Thompson, Barbara Thompson, 2007
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The Kids' Guide to the Constellations
Canis. Major. Gazing. Guide. Canis Major was an important constellation to the ancient Egyptians. They used calendar. The Egyptians lived near the Nile River, which in the sky flooded each year. Canis Major appeared high as the flooding.
Christopher Forest, 2012
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The Future Is in the Stars: A Comprehensive Study of ...
Canis Major is the Coming Prince of Glory. The modern picture of Canis Major is a dog (another astrological perversion). Older planispheres represent Canis Major as Naz, “The Hawk Coming Swiftly Down.” The most ancient planispheres  ...
Cleveland Carter, 2012
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ...
Longitude. Latizude. glacies vel-rimis s. D. M- s. n. 11. s. 11. M- s s. 18 Monocerotis - - 3 9 59 7 20 31 9 S- 3 57 48 + 19.76 34 o Geminorum - - 3 8 19 40 11 o 29 N. 3 59 53 4. 23,83 1' Canis Major - - 3 15 47 25 55 10 18 S. 7 21 51 + 23.26 18 7.
Abraham Rees, 1819

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CANIS MAJOR»

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Steve Horstmeyer: The Dog Days Are Here! Well, Maybe.
To us Sirius is also known as the Dog Star because it is the most brilliant star in the constellation Canis Major, the Big Dog. It should not be ... «WXIX, Jul 15»
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How to See The Scorpion in July's Night Sky
When Orion was placed in the sky with his two faithful hunting dogs (Canis Major and Canis Minor) and the hare they were chasing (Lepus), ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
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Hot young stars at the edge of the Milky Way
... located at the centre of an immense and ancient structure on the margins of the Milky Way galaxy in the southern constellation Canis Major. «ABC Science Online, Jul 15»
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The 'dog days of summer' are in full swing
For the Romans, Sirius was the "Dog Star" because it is the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major — the "Large Dog." The Greeks called ... «Carroll County Times, Jul 15»
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Red, White & Blue! Stars Cluster in Festive Cosmic Portrait
This chart shows the constellation of Canis Major (The Greater Dog). Most of the stars visible to the naked eye on a clear night are shown. «Space.com, Jul 15»
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Buried in the heart of a giant
... light-years from Earth in the constellation Canis Major. Having only existed for about five million years, most of its stars are young and hot and ... «Astronomy Now Online, Jul 15»
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Astronomy Photo of the Day: 6/29/15 — NGC 2217
Meet NGC 2217: a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 65 million light-years from Earth in the constellation of Canis Major. «From Quarks to Quasars, Jun 15»
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Moon Day:Day of the Wolf
... from Up-Uat (Ap-ol), a very ancient name of Anubis who is associated with Sirius located in the constellation Canis Major -- the Big Dog Star. «OpEdNews, Jun 15»
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Stargazing 101: Orion the Hunter
... constellation companions, Canis Major and Canis Minor. Located right below his “belt” is the Orion Nebula, a place where new stars are born ... «Clapway, Jun 15»
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Listen: Opium Eater - Canis Major
Wellington outfit Opium Eater have unveiled their epic EP Canis Major, which translates to The Greater Dog. The four-piece formed last ... «Undertheradar, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Canis Major [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/canis-major>. Apr 2020 ».
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