Serpens meaning

sûrpənz, -pĕnz
A constellation in the equatorial region of the northern sky, made up of two parts, Serpens Cauda, the “tail,” and Serpens Caput, the “head,” both near Hercules and Ophiuchus.
noun
0
0
An equatorial constellation split into two separate regions, Serpens Caput (head) and Serpens Cauda (tail), on opposite sides of Ophiuchus.
noun
0
0
(astronomy) A large summer constellation of the northern sky said to resemble a snake. It is the only constellation consisting of two parts (Serpens Caput and Serpens Cauda) separated by the constellation Ophiuchus, representing the snake handler Asclepius.
pronoun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of serpens

  • Latin Serpēns from serpēns serpent serpent

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

  • From Latin serpÄ“ns (“a snake").

    From Wiktionary