Lacerta meaning

lə-sûrtə
A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Cygnus and Andromeda.
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(place, proper) A N constellation in the Milky Way, between Cygnus and Andromeda.
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(astronomy) An inconspicuous autumn constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble a lizard. It lies between the constellations of Cygnus and Andromeda.
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Origin of lacerta

  • Latin lacerta lizard

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

  • Named by the astronomer Johannes Hevelius in 1687. From Latin lacerta, a "lizard"

    From Wiktionary