centaur

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A bronze statue of a centaur

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From Latin centaurus, from Ancient Greek κένταυρος (kentauros), from Κένταυρος (Kentauros, a member of a savage race from Thessaly).

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centaur (plural centaurs)

  1. (Greek mythology) A mythical beast having a horse's body with a man's head and torso in place of the head and neck of the horse.
  2. (astronomy) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune (also capitalized)

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