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GALAXY

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 397 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GALAXY, properly the MILKY WAY, from the Greek name o yaXaEias, .sc. KuKAos, fromyaXa, milk, cf. the Lat. via lactea (see STAR). The word is more generally employed in its figurative or transferred sense, to describe a gathering of brilliant or distinguished persons or objects.
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