Sagittarius meaning

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The definition of Sagittarius is a constellation located between Scorpio and Capricorn.
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The constellation Sagittarius is located at right ascension = 19 hours 5 min 30 sec and declination = -28° 27' 18" degrees.
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This constellation consists of a number of different stars; however, there are three main stars that form a curved line that too many resembles a bow.
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It is best seen by people in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer months and people in the Southern Hemisphere during the winter months.
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In Greek mythology, Sagittarius represented a centaur, who was half man and half horse.
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It is believed that the Romans named the constellation Sagittarius because the beginning of the name "sagitta" means arrow in Latin.
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Many observers see a teapot in the constellation, but it was the archer’s bow and arrow which was first seen when the constellation was named.

An example of Sagittarius is the astrological sign of those born between November 23 and December 22.

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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricorn.
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(place, proper) A large S constellation in the brightest part of the Milky Way, beyond which lies the center of our galaxy; the Archer.
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(proper) The ninth sign of the zodiac, entered by the sun about November 21
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A person born under this sign.
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A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Scorpius and Capricornus. Sagittarius (the Archer) is the ninth sign of the zodiac.
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(astronomy): A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a centaur who is an archer.
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(astrology): The zodiac sign for the archer, ruled by Jupiter and covering November 23 - December 21 (tropical astrology) or December 16 - January 14 (sidereal astrology).
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Someone with a Sagittarius star sign.
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Other Word Forms

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Singular:
sagittarius
Plural:
sagittariuses

Origin of sagittarius

  • Middle English from Latin Sagittārius from sagittārius archer from sagitta arrow

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

  • From Latin sagittārius (“archer").

    From Wiktionary