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The constellation Scorpio(n)


From the animal scorpion, from Latin scorpio (scorpion).

Proper noun[edit]

the Scorpion

  1. The constellation and zodiacal sign Scorpio.
    • 1667, John Milton, “(please specify the book number)”, in Paradise Lost. [], London: [] [Samuel Simmons], [], OCLC 228722708; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: [], London: Basil Montagu Pickering [], 1873, OCLC 230729554:
      And now thir way to Earth they had descri'd, / To Paradise first tending, when behold / Satan in likeness of an Angel bright / Betwixt the Centaure and the Scorpion stearing / His Zenith, while the Sun in Aries rose []
    • 1821, Thomas Kerigan, The young navigator's guide to the sidereal and planetary parts of nautical astronomy (page 73)
      Ras Alhague is [] nearly due north of Lesath, in the tail of the Scorpion, at the distance of 51 degrees: []
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 123:
      Smiling proudly, he glanced outward at the country, which was still invisible except as a dark movement in the darkness; then upwards at the sky, where the stars of the sprawling Scorpion had begun to pale.


Scorpion (plural Scorpions)

  1. Someone with the Scorpio star sign.


Scorpion (not comparable)

  1. (astrology) Of or relating to the Scorpio star sign.




From Latin scorpio (scorpion).


  • IPA(key): /skɔʁ.pjɔ̃/
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Proper noun[edit]

Scorpion m

  1. (astrology) the celestial constellation Scorpio
  2. (astronomy) the zodiac sign Scorpio

See also[edit]

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 ♓︎



The constellation Scorpio(n)


Borrowed from French scorpion, from Latin scorpio (scorpion).

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Scorpio (constellation)