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The planet Venus.
- ‘It was a discovery about the heavens that Hesperus is Phosphorus; it was a new piece of knowledge that the Ancients gained.’
- ‘An old Greek poet whispered in her mind: Hesperus, evening star, golden lamp of the daughter of the foam!’
- ‘Against this claim, it may be urged that one can perfectly well imagine a possible world in which astronomers discover that Hesperus and Phosphorus are two distinct planets.’
- ‘This is a tautology since Hesperus and Phosphorus are both the planet Venus - the two expressions thus have the same extension.’
Latin, from Greek hesperos ‘western’, (as a noun) ‘the evening star’.
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