Scorpion

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English[edit]

The constellation Scorpio(n)

Etymology[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

Scorpion (plural Scorpions)

  1. Someone with the Scorpio star sign.

Adjective[edit]

Scorpion (not comparable)

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

Translations[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin scorpio (scorpion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • 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 ♓︎

Anagrams[edit]


Romanian[edit]

The constellation Scorpio(n)

Etymology[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

Scorpion

  1. Scorpio (constellation)