The Dolphin. A small northern constellation, lying just north of the celestial
equator between → Pegasus and
→ Aquila. Abbreviation: Del;genitive: Delphini.
L. delphinus, from Gk. delphin-, delphis; akin to Gk.
delphys womb, cf. Skt. garbha- "womb; interior."
Dolfin loanword from Gk.
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