Scorpion meaning

skôrpē-ən
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Someone with the Scorpio star sign.
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Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, chiefly of warm dry regions, having large claws and a segmented tail that curves over the back and is tipped with a venomous sting.
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Any of various arachnids of the order Scorpiones, related to the spiders, characterised by two large front pincers and a curved tail with a poisonous sting in the end.
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(astrology) Of, or pertaining to, the Scorpio star sign.
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A variety of whip or scourge.
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An ancient military engine for hurling stones and other missiles.
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Any of an order (Scorpiones) of arachnids found in warm regions, with a front pair of nipping claws and a long, slender, jointed tail ending in a curved, poisonous sting.
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the Scorpion
  • Scorpius, the constellation, or Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the Scorpion

Origin of scorpion

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin scorpiō scorpiōn- alteration of scorpius from Greek skorpios

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

  • From Old French scorpion, from Latin scorpio, ultimately from Ancient Greek σκορπίος (skorpios).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the animal scorpion, from Latin scorpio "scorpion"

    From Wiktionary