HyperDic: chiron

English > 2 senses of the word Chiron:
NOUNperson Chiron(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes
objectChironan asteroid discovered in 1977
Chiron > pronunciation
Soundschay'rahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > Chiron: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) the learned centaur who tutored Achilles, Asclepius, Hercules, Jason, and other heroes.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Broadercentaur(classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse
English > Chiron: 2 senses > noun 2, object
MeaningAn asteroid discovered in 1977; it is unique in having an orbit lying mainly between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.
BroaderasteroidAny of numerous small celestial bodies composed of rock and metal that move around the sun (mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter)

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