galaxy

galaxy

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English

Alternative forms

  • (Milky Way Galaxy): Galaxy

Etymology

From Middle English galaxye, galaxie, from Old French galaxie, from Latin galaxias, from Ancient Greek γαλαξίας (galaxías, Milky Way), from γάλα (gála, milk).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡaləksi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɡæləksi/

Noun

galaxy (plural galaxies)

  1. (now rare) The Milky Way; the apparent band of concentrated stars which appears in the night sky over earth. [from 14th c.]
    • 1633, John Donne, "Sapho to Philænis":
      So may thy cheekes red outweare scarlet dye, / And their white, whitenesse of the Galaxie [...].
  2. (astronomy) Any of the collections of many millions or billions of stars, galactic dust, black holes, etc. existing as independent and coherent systems, of which there are billions in the known universe. [from 19th c.]

Synonyms

  • (astronomy): G (abbreviation), star city, trichiliocosm (in Buddhism)

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References

  • galaxy on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

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