Auriga definition

ô-rīgə
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Lynx and Perseus that contains the bright star Capella, which is 42 light years from Earth.
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(place, proper) A N constellation between Perseus and Gemini; the Charioteer.
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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Gemini and Perseus. Auriga (the Charioteer) contains the bright star Capella.
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(astronomy) A winter constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a charioteer. It includes the star Capella.
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Origin of auriga

  • Latin aurīga charioteer, Auriga ōs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aurīga, a "charioteer"

    From Wiktionary