Centaur

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English[edit]

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Centaur Chiron with Achilles (1)

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Etymology[edit]

{ME}; Latin Centaurus; Greek (Kentauros); (Eng. usg. ca. 14c)

Noun[edit]

Centaur (plural Centaurs)

  1. (Greek mythology) One of a race of monsters having a head, torso, and arms of a man, and the body and legs of a horse. Often depicted as rowdy drunkards, with Chiron being a notable exception.
  2. A skillful horseman or horsewoman.
  3. (rocketry) A U.S. upper stage, with a restartable liquid-propellant engine, used with an Atlas or Titan booster to launch satellites and probes.
  4. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune

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Etymology[edit]

From centaur.

Proper noun[edit]

Centaur m

  1. (astronomy) Centaurus