Ophiuchus meaning

ŏfē-yo͝okəs, ōfē-
A constellation in the equatorial region near Hercules and Scorpius.
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(place, proper) A large N and S constellation between Hercules and Scorpius.
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Origin of ophiuchus

  • Latin Ophiūchus from Greek ophioukhos ophis serpent okhos holder (from ekhein to hold segh- in Indo-European roots)

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