Berenice's Hair

the constellation Coma Berenices.
[1595-1605]

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  • Berenice's Hair — Ber e*ni ce s Hair [See {Berenice s Locks}, in Dictionary of Noted Names in Fiction.] (Astron.) See {Coma Berenices}, under {Coma}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berenice's Hair — [ber΄ə nī′sēz΄] n. the constellation Coma Berenices …   English World dictionary

  • Berenice's Hair — Coma Co ma, n. [L., hair, fr. Gr. ko mh.] 1. (Astron.) The envelope of a comet; a nebulous covering, which surrounds the nucleus or body of a comet. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A tuft or bunch, as the assemblage of branches forming the head of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berenice's Hair — Astron. the constellation Coma Berenices. [1595 1605] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Berenice II — (267 or 266 BC 221 BC), was the daughter of Magas of Cyrene and Queen Apama, and the wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes I, the third ruler of the Ptolemaic dynasty of Egypt.In about 249 BC, she was married to Demetrius the Fair, a Macedonian prince,… …   Wikipedia

  • Berenice — fem. proper name, from L. Berenice, from Macedonian Gk. Berenike (classical Gk. Pherenike), lit. bringer of victory, from pherein to bring (see INFER (Cf. infer)) + nike victory. The constellation Berenice s hair is from the story of the pilfered …   Etymology dictionary

  • Berenice (short story) — infobox Book | name = Berenice title orig = Berenice A Tale translator = image caption = Berenice as it appeared in its original published form. author = Edgar Allan Poe cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • Berenice II — ▪ queen of Egypt born c. 269 died 221 BC  daughter of Magas, king of Cyrene (in modern Libya), whose marriage to Ptolemy III Euergetes reunited her country with Egypt.       Magas queen, who favoured an alliance with the Seleucid dynasty of Syria …   Universalium

  • Berenice'sHair — Ber·e·ni·ce s Hair (bĕr ə nīʹsēz) n. See Coma Berenices. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ber|e|ni|ce's Hair — or Ber|e|ni|ce s Locks «BEHR uh NY sihz», the northern constellation Coma Berenices. ╂[< Berenice, Egyptian queen, famed for beautiful hair] …   Useful english dictionary

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