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Sagittarius

sagittarius
(Science: astronomy) The ninth of the twelve signs of the zodiac, which the sun enters about november 22, marked thus <sagittarius/ in almanacs; the Archer.
A zodiacal constellation, represented on maps and globes as a centaur shooting an arrow.
Origin: L, literally, an archer, fr. Sagittarius belonging to an arrow, fr. Sagitta an arrow.


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