noun, genitive An·drom·e·dae [an-drom-i-dee] /ænˈdrɒm ɪˌdi/ for 2.
- Classical Mythology. an Ethiopian princess, the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, by whom she had been rescued from a sea monster.
- Astronomy. the Chained Lady, a northern constellation between Pisces and Cassiopeia.
- Greek myth the daughter of Cassiopeia and wife of Perseus, who saved her from a sea monster
noun Latin genitive Andromedae (ænˈdrɒmɪˌdiː)
- a constellation in the N hemisphere lying between Cassiopeia and Pegasus, the three brightest stars being of the second magnitude. It contains the Andromeda Galaxy a spiral galaxy 2.2 million light years away
constellation, 1667 (earlier Andromece, mid-15c.); in classical mythology the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, from Greek, literally “mindful of her husband,” from andros, genitive of aner “man” (see anthropo-) + medesthai “to be mindful of, think on,” related to medea (neuter plural) “counsels, plans, devices, cunning” (and source of the name Medea).
- A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Perseus and Pegasus. It contains a spiral-shaped galaxy that, at a distance of 2.2 million light-years, is the farthest celestial object visible to the naked eye.