Scorpion

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English[edit]

The constellation Scorpio(n)

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

Scorpion (plural Scorpions)

  1. The constellation and zodiacal sign Scorpio.
    • 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost:
      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 […].
    • 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.
  2. Someone with the Scorpio star sign

Adjective[edit]

Scorpion (not comparable)

  1. (astrology) of, or pertaining to, the Scorpio star sign

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scorpio (scorpion)

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Scorpion m

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

Anagrams[edit]


Romanian[edit]

The constellation Scorpio(n)

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French scorpion, from Latin scorpio (scorpion)

Proper noun[edit]

Scorpion

  1. Scorpio (constellation)