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Sag·it·tar·i·us / ˌsajiˈte(ə)rēəs/ 1. Astron. a large constellation (the Archer), said to represent a centaur carrying a bow and arrow. The center of the Galaxy is situated within it. ∎  [as genitive] (Sag·it·tar·i·i / -ˈte(ə)rē-ˌī/ ) used with a preceding letter or numeral to designate a star in this constellation: the star Mu Sagittarii. 2. Astrol. the ninth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about November 22. ∎  (a Sagittarius) (pl. same) a person born when the sun is in this sign. DERIVATIVES: Sag·it·ta·ri·an / -ˈte(ə)rēən/ n. & adj. (in sense 2).

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Sagittarius

Sagittarius (săjĬtâr´ēəs) [Lat.,=the archer], constellation lying on the ecliptic (the sun's apparent path through the heavens) between Scorpius and Capricornus; it is one of the constellations of the zodiac. It is traditionally depicted as a centaur drawing his bow to release an arrow. The constellation contains a configuration of stars known as the Milk Dipper. It also contains the Lagoon, Horseshoe, and Trifid nebulae. The center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, lies in Sagittarius. The constellation reaches its highest point in the evening sky in August.

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Sagittarius a large constellation (the Archer), said to represent a centaur carrying a bow and arrow. In astrology, the ninth sign of the zodiac, which the sun enters about 22 November; a person born between 22 November and 21 December is in astrological belief thought to be under its influence.

The name is Latin, from sagitta ‘arrow’.

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Sagittarius (archer) Southern constellation between Scorpio and Capricorn. Rich in stellar clusters, this region of the sky also contains much interstellar matter. The brightest star is Epsilon Sagittarii (Kaus Australis), magnitude 1.8.

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Sagittarius zodiacal constellation. XIV. — L. sagittārius archer, f. sagitta arrow; see -ARY.

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