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Cree

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An Algonquian-speaking Native American people. Traditionally dependent on caribou and moose, they are the southernmost of the major subarctic tribes of Manitoba and Saskatchewan in ...

Crees

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain

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Current Version:
2021
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
9 words

... 1881: 456; Somerset; also Wilts. English: see Creese...

Crees

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Dictionary of American Family Names (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2022
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
12 words

... US frequency (2010): 352 English (Somerset and Wiltshire): variant of Creese...

Ceres

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The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

... Ceres was probably a pre- Roman southern Italian goddess of earth, grain, and fertility. The Romans early on identified her with the Greek goddess Demeter...

‘Ceres’

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Anne Button

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015

...Ceres’ , the goddess of agriculture, is a part played by a spirit in The Tempest ’s masque of 4.1. Anne...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

... A solar system dwarf planet, diameter 974 km, approximate mass 10 21 kg; rotation period 9.078 hours; orbital period 4.6 years. Ceres was discovered in 1801 by G. Piazzi . In 2007 , the spacecraft Dawn took off on a mission to study Vesta and Ceres. It arrived at Ceres in March 2015 to map the surface in detail and take close-up images of a pair of bright spots on the planet believed to be deposits of water ice or mineral salts. In 2018 it was still in orbit about Ceres, propelled by an ion engine . https://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/ Dawn...

Ceres

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
51 words

... Largest asteroid and the first to be discovered (January 1, 1801 , by Guiseppe Piazzi ). Ceres' diameter measures 913km (567mi). It orbits in the main asteroid belt, at an average distance from the Sun of 414 million km (257 million mi), the distance of the ‘missing’ planet predicted by Bode's law...

Ceres

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... , Roman goddess of corn, agriculture and plenty. In The Parliament of Fowls (276) Ceres, ‘who brings remedy for hunger’ sits together with Bacchus ( Bachus ) the god of wine in the temple of Venus—a visual representation of the proverbial idea that ‘without Ceres and Bacchus Venus is cold’. She is also linked with them in a line in Troilus and Criseyde (V.208). ( See also Cibella...

Ceres

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... (perhaps from Latin crescere , ‘to grow’) The Roman name of mother earth , the protectress of agriculture and of all the fruits of the earth. She is the corn goddess, who had a daughter by jupiter , called proserpina . She is identified with the Greek demeter . Cereal (from Latin Cerealis , ‘relating to Ceres’) Any food prepared from grain, especially one eaten at breakfast time. The word first appears in English as an adjective meaning ‘relating to the cultivation of grain’, an allusion to the goddess Ceres...

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Place Names (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020

...Ceres , Argentina, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, USA 1. South Africa (Western Cape): founded in 1854 to process the fruits of the Bokkeveld Valley and therefore named after the Roman goddess of fruit. 2. USA (California): also named after the Roman goddess....

Ceres

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
740 words

...preparatory fasting and sexual abstinence (Ovid Amores 3.10.1–2; cf. the Greek Thesmophoria). Ceres appears also in our most ancient fragments of Roman law (Twelve Tables 8.5 = Pliny Naturalis historia 18.12): those who stole crops by night were executed “for Ceres” and suspended from trees (on Ceres and trees, cf. Ovid Metamorphoses 8.741–742). Ovid tells that Ceres, a goddess of peace, could avert war ( Fasti 4.407–408), Cicero tells that Ceres taught justice, morality, and humanity ( In Verrem 2.5.187–188), and Festus tells that she served as a...

Cerēs

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
93 words

... , an ancient Italo‐Roman goddess of growth, commonly identified in antiquity with Demeter . In cult she is found associated with Tellus. The occurrence of her Cerialia on the calendars and the existence of a flamen Cerialis (see flāminēs ) testify to the antiquity of Ceres' cult at Rome. Her most famous cult, that on the Aventine (introduced 493 bc ), is largely under Greek influence. She is there worshipped with Liber Pater and Libera. The temple became a centre of plebeian activities ( see plebs ) and was supervised by the plebeian aediles...

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A Dictionary of Space Exploration (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

...Ceres The largest object in the asteroid belt and the only dwarf planet located in the inner Solar System . The object, 940 km in diameter, was discovered by Italian astronomer Giuseppe Piazzi in 1801 . The first object in the asteroid belt to be discovered, Ceres was known as an asteroid until scientists reclassified it in 2006 . Ceres orbits the Sun every 4.6 years at an average distance of 414 million km. Its mass is about 0.014 of that of the Earth's Moon. In 2007 , the spacecraft Dawn took off on a mission to study Vesta and Ceres. It arrived...

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A Dictionary of Astronomy (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

... The first asteroid to be discovered, by G. Piazzi on 1801 January 1 , and hence given the number 1. Since 2006 it has also been classified as a dwarf planet . Ceres is by far the largest member of the asteroid belt, an oblate spheroid 965 × 891 km, mean diameter 940 km, mass 9.4 × 10 20  kg (about 1% the mass of the Moon) and mean density 2.1 g/cm 3 . Its rotation period is 9.074 hours. Ceres contains roughly one-third the mass of the entire asteroid belt. Its mean magnitude at opposition is 7.4; only Vesta can ever become brighter. Its orbit has...

Ceres

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Herbert Jennings Rose and John Scheid

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
501 words

...initiation by Cicero ( Leg. 2. 21); also probably Ceres’ occasional association with the Underworld (as in the ‘Curse of Vibia’, above), the purely Roman goddess in this connection being Tellus (as Livy 8. 6. 10). See also mundus . Wissowa , RK 191 ff., 297 ff.; Altheim , Hist. Röm Rel. , passim ; Latte , RR 71, 101, 161; H. Le Bonniec, Le Culte de Cérès à Rome (1958); Bayet, Croyances et rites (1971), 89 ff.; Ceres’ temple in Rome: Steinby (ed.) LTUR ; B. S. Spaeth , The Roman Goddess Ceres (1996). Herbert Jennings Rose ; John...

Cērēs

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Classical studies
Length:
151 words

... An ancient Italo-Roman goddess of growth, in classical times identified with the Greek Demeter . In cult she was associated with Tellus , the earth-goddess. Her worship at Rome was very ancient, as is clear from the existence of a flamen cerialis and the occurrence of the festival of the Cerialia (held on 19 April) in the calendars, but very little is known of it. Her most famous cult was that on the Aventine hill at Rome. The Sibylline books ( see Sibyl ) were consulted under the stress of famine c. 496 bc and recommended the introduction of the...

CERES

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

... The Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System instrument initially carried on the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission ( 1997 ) and currently active on the Terra satellite. A broad-band scanning radiometer designed to monitor the radiation flux throughout the depth of the atmosphere. It primarily provides data about the influence of clouds on the radiation budget. (Approximately 8 per cent of incoming radiation cannot be accounted for in current atmospheric models.) The instrument is scheduled to be carried by five separate satellite missions to...

Crees

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The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Names studies
Length:
30 words

... • Current frequencies: GB 578, Ireland 5 • GB frequency 1881: 456 • Main GB location 1881: Somerset; also Wilts English : see Creese . Crees, 1881 frequency. © Archer...

Ceres / ~’

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The Oxford Dictionary of Original Shakespearean Pronunciation

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016

...Ceres / ~’ n 'si:ri:z sp Ceres 7 / Ceres 1 ...

CERES

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
7 words

... clouds and Earth's radiant energy...

CERES

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A Dictionary of Abbreviations

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Encyclopedias, Language reference
Length:
6 words

... Coalition for Environmental Responsible...

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