Definition of Piscis Volans in English:

Piscis Volans


historical Astronomy
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Piscis Volans

/ˌpʌɪsɪs ˈvəʊlanz/ /ˌpʌɪsɪs ˈvɒlanz/


Late 17th century; earliest use found in Edward Sherburne (d. 1702), translator and poet. From post-classical Latin Piscis Volans Flying Fish (introduced as the name of the constellation in J. BayerUranometria sig. Aaa) from classical Latin piscis fish + volāns, present participle of volāre to fly.