Cancer

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From Latin cancer (crab), from Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkínos, crab).

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Cancer m

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Cancridae – true crabs, distinguished by the presence of a single posterolateral spine (on the edge of the carapace, towards the rear), anterolateral spines with deep fissures (on the carapace edge, towards the front), and a short extension of the carapace forward between the eyes.

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Signs of the Zodiac
Gemini Cancer.svg Leo
English Wikipedia has an article about Cancer.

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cancer (crab), a semantic loan from Ancient Greek καρκίνος (karkínos, crab).

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Cancer (symbol ︎)

  1. (astronomy) A constellation of the zodiac supposedly shaped like a crab.
  2. (astrology) The zodiac sign for the crab, ruled by the Moon and covering June 22 - July 22 (tropical astrology) or July 16 - August 15 (sidereal astrology).

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Cancer (plural Cancers)

  1. Someone with a Cancer star sign.

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French[edit]

Cancer

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cancer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kɑ̃.sɛʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Cancer m or f by sense (plural Cancers)

  1. Cancer (someone born with a Cancer star sign)

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Cancer m

  1. Cancer (constellation)
  2. (astrology) Cancer (star sign)

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Zodiac signs in French (layout · text)
Green Aries emoji.svg Green Taurus emoji.svg Green Gemini emoji.svg Green Cancer emoji.svg
Bélier ♈︎ Taureau ♉︎ Gémeaux ♊︎ Cancer ♋︎
Green Leo emoji.svg Green Virgo emoji.svg Green Libra emoji.svg Green Scorpio emoji.svg
Lion ♌︎ Vierge ♍︎ Balance ♎︎ Scorpion ♏︎
Green Sagittarius emoji.svg Green Capricorn emoji.svg Green Aquarius emoji.svg Green Pisces emoji.svg
Sagittaire ♐︎ Capricorne ♑︎ Verseau ♒︎ Poissons ♓︎

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