centaur

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English[edit]

A bronze statue of a centaur

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From Latin centaurus, from Ancient Greek κένταυρος (kéntauros), from Κένταυρος (Kéntauros, 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.
    Synonym: hippocentaur
  2. (astronomy, also capitalised) An icy planetoid that orbits the Sun between Jupiter and Neptune.
  3. (chess) A chess-playing team comprising a human player and a computer who work together.
    • 2018, James Bridle, New Dark Age: Technology, Knowledge and the End of the Future, Verso Books (→ISBN), page 159:
      This was not Kasparov's approach. Instead of rejecting the machines, he returned the year after his defeat to Deep Blue with a different kind of chess, which he called ‘Advanced Chess’. Other names for Advanced Chess include ‘cyborg’ and ‘centaur’ chess.

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Dutch[edit]

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin centaurus, from Ancient Greek κένταυρος (kéntauros).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsɛnˌtɑu̯ər/, /ˈkɛnˌtɑu̯ər/
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  • Hyphenation: cen‧taur

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centaur m (plural centauren, diminutive centaurtje n)

  1. centaur
    Synonyms: menspaard, paardmens

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin centaurus

Noun[edit]

centaur m (plural centauri)

  1. centaur

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