LEPUS

, the Hare, a constellation of the southern hemisphere, and one of the 48 old constellations.

The Greeks fabled, that this animal was placed in the heavens, near Orion, as being one of the animals which he hunted. But it is probable their masters, the Egyptians, had some other meaning in this hieroglyphic.

The stars in the constellation Lepus, in Ptolomy's catalogue are 12, in Tycho's 13, and in Flamsteed's 19.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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LEIBNITZ (Godfrey-William)
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LEMNISCATE
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LEO
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LEUCIPPUS
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