Pyroys (c.1230)

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Pyroys (c.1230)

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For the perception of Mars as a ‘red planet’, see OED red planet n.


1astron.alternative name for the planet Mars, from ancient Greek ‘πυρρός’, i.e. ‘red’
( c.1230; MS: 1275-85 )  La quinte planete Mars est dite, E Pyroys en altre escrite  1888
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