Hesperus definition

  • noun:
    • The planet Venus in its appearance because the evening celebrity.
    • Venus when she is the evening celebrity; Hesper.
    • Night.
    • The night star; specially, the planet Venus as evening star (as morning celebrity, known as because of the Greeks Phosphoros, and also by the Romans Lucifer, ‘light-bringer’): in mythology, personified as a son of Astræus and Eos (Aurora), or a son or sibling of Atlas, and quite often called the “father of Hesperides.” Additionally, poetically, Hesper.
    • [NL.] In entomology, a genus of Staphylinidæ or rove-beetles.
    • a planet (usually Venus) seen at sunset within the western sky
  • proper-noun:
    • The planet Venus whenever observed as a night star.

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