Meaning of Sirius

Sir•i•us

Pronunciation: (sir'ē-us), [key]
— n.
  1. the Dog Star, the brightest-appearing star in the heavens, located in the constellation Canis Major.
    1. the dog of Orion.
    2. Icarius' faithful dog, who was changed into a star.
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