Stellify vs Constellate - What's the difference?

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Stellify is a related term of constellate.


As verbs the difference between stellify and constellate

is that stellify is (mythology) to transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such while constellate is to combine as a cluster.

stellify

English

Verb

  • (mythology) To transform from an earthly body into a celestial body; to place in the sky as such
  • :''In Classical mythology, being stellified was about the greatest posthumous honor for a mortal.
  • * 1983 , Douglas Brooks-Davies, The Mercurian Monarch: magical politics from Spenser to Pope , page 31
  • By the 'hissing snake' Spenser presumably means the scorpion sent by Diana that killed Orion. Like Orion it, too, was stellified . But since, as Scorpio, it rises in the east as Orion's sign sets in the west, the two were regarded as being kept forever apart, Orion perpetually avoiding in the heavens his vanquisher on earth.
  • (astronomy) To turn into a star.
  • * 1989', ''Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact'', ' 109 : 75
  • An alternative way to stellify the planet may be to not collapse Jupiter, but instead to introduce a collapsed object into its core .

    constellate

    English

    Verb

  • To combine as a cluster.
  • To fit, adorn (as if) with constellations.
  • To (form a) cluster.
  • * 2013 , (Hilary Mantel), ‘Royal Bodies’, London Review of Books , 35.IV:
  • It’s no surprise that so much fiction constellates around the subject of Henry and his wives.
  • To shine with united radiance, or one general light.
  • * Boyle
  • The several things which engage our affections shine forth and constellate in God.